Monarchidae – Monarchs

Black-faced Monarch (Monarcha melanopsis) by Ian

The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. (Genesis 9:2 ESV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Monarchidae – Monarchs


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Species (102)

Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea) ©WikiC – Video
Pale-blue Monarch (Hypothymis puella) ©WikiC
Short-crested Monarch (Hypothymis helenae) IBC – Video
Celestial Monarch (Hypothymis coelestis) ©Drawing WikiC – Video
Cerulean Paradise Flycatcher (Eutrichomyias rowleyi) OBI
Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher (Trochocercus cyanomelas) ©WikiC
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher (Trochocercus nitens) ©LarsPeterson
Bedford’s Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone bedfordi) Specimen EOL
Rufous-vented Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone rufocinerea) IBC
Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone rufiventer) ©WikiC
Annobon Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone smithii) BirdForum
Bates’s Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone batesi) IBC
African Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis) ©WikiC
Indian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) by Nikhil
Blyth’s Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone affinis)
Amur Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone incei)
Japanese Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata) ©WikiC
Blue Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone cyanescens) ©WikiC
Rufous Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone cinnamomea) OBI
Sao Tome Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrochalybeia) OBI
Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata) by BirdingPix
Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina) by Bob-Nan
Mascarene Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone bourbonnensis) ©WikiC
Kauai Elepaio (Chasiempis sclateri) World Birds
Oahu Elepaio (Chasiempis ibidis) ABA
Hawaii Elepaio (Chasiempis sandwichensis) ©WikiC
Rarotonga Monarch (Pomarea dimidiata) IBC – Video
Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra) ARKive
Maupiti Monarch (Pomarea pomarea) ©Drawing WikiC
Marquesan Monarch (Pomarea mendozae) ** Need Photo **
Ua Pou Monarch (Pomarea mira)  ** Need Photo **
Nuku Hiva Monarch (Pomarea nukuhivae) Extinct ** Need Photo **
Iphis Monarch (Pomarea iphis) ARKive
Eiao Monarch (Pomarea fluxa) Extinct ** Need Photo **
Fatu Hiva Monarch (Pomarea whitneyi) Drawing Manu
Vanikoro Monarch (Mayrornis schistaceus) – Sound ** Need Photo **
Versicolored Monarch (Mayrornis versicolor) NatureFiji – Stamp
Slaty Monarch (Mayrornis lessoni) ©WikiC – Video
Buff-bellied Monarch (Neolalage banksiana) IBC
Southern Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides) ©Drawing WikiC – Photo IBC
Fiji Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus vitiensis) ©Drawing WikiC – Photo IBC
Black-throated Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus nigrogularis) IBC
Santa Cruz Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus sanctaecrucis) Stamp ** Need Photo **
Rennell Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus hamlini) – Video
Chuuk Monarch (Metabolus rugensis) IBC
Black Monarch (Symposiachrus axillaris) IBC
Spot-winged Monarch (Symposiachrus guttula) IBC
Black-bibbed Monarch (Symposiachrus mundus) IBC
Flores Monarch (Symposiachrus sacerdotum) OBI
Black-chinned Monarch (Symposiachrus boanensis) ©WikiC
Spectacled Monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus) by Ian
Moluccan Monarch (Symposiachrus bimaculatus) IBC
White-tailed Monarch (Symposiachrus leucurus) IBC
White-tipped Monarch (Symposiachrus everetti) IBC
Black-tipped Monarch (Symposiachrus loricatus) ©Drawing WikiC
Kofiau Monarch (Symposiachrus julianae) IBC
Biak Monarch (Symposiachrus brehmii) ** Need Photo **
Hooded Monarch (Symposiachrus manadensis) ** Need Photo **
Manus Monarch (Symposiachrus infelix) ©Drawing WikiC
Mussau Monarch (Symposiachrus menckei) ** Need Photo **
Black-tailed Monarch (Symposiachrus verticalis) ©Drawing WikiC
Solomons Monarch (Symposiachrus barbatus) Drawing Oiseaux
Kolombangara Monarch (Symposiachrus browni) Drawing Oiseaux
White-collared Monarch (Symposiachrus vidua) IBC
Rufous Monarch (Monarcha rubiensis) IBC
Island Monarch (Monarcha cinerascens) ©Drawing WikiC – Photo IBC
Black-faced Monarch (Monarcha melanopsis) by Ian
Black-winged Monarch (Monarcha frater) by Ian
Bougainville Monarch (Monarcha erythrostictus)Sound
Chestnut-bellied Monarch (Monarcha castaneiventris) ©Drawing WikiC
White-capped Monarch (Monarcha richardsii) IBC
Yap Monarch (Monarcha godeffroyi) ©Drawing WikiC
Tinian Monarch (Monarcha takatsukasae) ©WikiC
White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis) by Ian – Video
White-naped Monarch (Carterornis pileatus) by Peter Ericsson
Golden Monarch (Carterornis chrysomela) ©WikiC
Ochre-collared Monarch (Arses insularis) IBC
Frilled Monarch (Arses telescopthalmus) – Video by Keith
Frill-necked Monarch (Arses lorealis) by Ian
Pied Monarch (Arses kaupi) by Ian
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) by W Kwong – ©WikiC
Torrent-lark (Grallina bruijnii) WorldBirds – Sound
Oceanic Flycatcher (Myiagra oceanica) IBC
Palau Flycatcher (Myiagra erythrops) Palau
Guam Flycatcher (Myiagra freycineti) ©WikiC
Pohnpei Flycatcher (Myiagra pluto) Surfbirds
Moluccan Flycatcher (Myiagra galeata) BirdingATW
Biak Black Flycatcher (Myiagra atra) IBC
Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula) by Ian
Steel-blue Flycatcher (Myiagra ferrocyanea) IBC
Makira Flycatcher (Myiagra cervinicauda) IBC
Melanesian Flycatcher (Myiagra caledonica) IBC
Vanikoro Flycatcher (Myiagra vanikorensis) ©WikiC
Samoan Flycatcher (Myiagra albiventris) ©Drawing WikiC
Azure-crested Flycatcher (Myiagra azureocapilla) ©WikiC
Chestnut-throated Flycatcher (Myiagra castaneigularis)
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Myiagra ruficollis) by Ian
Satin Flycatcher (Myiagra cyanoleuca) ©WikiC
Shining Flycatcher (Myiagra alecto) by Ian
Velvet Flycatcher (Myiagra hebetior) ** Need Photo **
Paperbark Flycatcher (Myiagra nana) by Ian
Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta) by Ian

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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Bob & Nan’s Gallery
Dave’s BirdingPix
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Keith Blomerley – Videographer
Nick Talbot – Videographer
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery-II
William Kwong’s Galleries


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The monarch flycatchers (Monarchidae) comprise a family of passerine birds which includes boatbills, shrikebills, paradise flycatchers, and magpie-larks.

Monarchids are small insectivorous songbirds with long tails. They inhabit forest or woodland across sub-Saharan Africa, south-east Asia, Australasia and a number of Pacific islands. Only a few species migrate. Many species decorate their cup-shaped nests with lichen. (Wikipedia)

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Nick Talbot’s Black-Faced Monarch

Keith Blomerley’s Spectacled Monarch

Keith’s Frilled Monarch

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