I am confident that Steve is correct. Also, as for not Jacky Winter, this one is too grey, rather than brown and outer tail not white.
From: Steve Read [
Sent: Wednesday, 1 May, 2019 6:28 AM
To: 'Canberra birds'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] ID please near Hillston
Good morning Julian – immediate reaction (from both Lach and myself) is a female Hooded Robin in a pose that isn’t showing its wing bars. Jizz/posture suggests not Jacky
Winter. Reminds me of a bird that we saw north of Leeton a few years ago, briefly on top of a shrub before it flew – Lach took a picture and posted it to the Australian Bird Identification Facebook page, and the consensus there was Hooded Robin.
From: Julian Robinson <>
Sent: Wednesday, 1 May 2019 12:16 AM
To: canberrabirds chatline <>
Subject: [canberrabirds] ID please near Hillston
Sorry about the extra Degree of Difficulty … photo now included.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this bird that Sue L and I saw at Langtree Reserve south of Hillston last week? At first we thought triller (about that size) until it thickened up and we saw the photo.