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Spectacled Monarch

(Symposiarchus [Monarcha] trivirgatus)
Alternate name(s): "Spectacled Flycatcher", "Black-fronted Flycatcher", "Pearly Flycatcher", "Black-winged Flycatcher"
Size: 15-16.5 cm
Weight: 14 g (average)

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Spectacled Monarch at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "gouldii"

ADULT

Near-frontal view of a Spectacled Monarch
[Limeburners Creek NP, NSW, October 2013]

Close-up lateral view of a Spectacled Monarch
[Limeburners Creek NP, NSW, October 2013]

Lateral view of a Spectacled Monarch
[Limeburners Creek NP, NSW, October 2013]

Dorsal view of a Spectacled Monarch hiding in dark undergrowth
[Iluka NR, NSW, February 2012]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

This young Spectacled Monarch, although already in the plumage of an immature bird, was still being fed by its parents and is therefore still a juvenile (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Toonumbar State Forest, northern NSW, April 2017]

Near-frontal view of the same Spectacled Monarch as shown above (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Toonumbar State Forest, northern NSW, April 2017]

Lateral view of the same Spectacled Monarch as shown above (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Toonumbar State Forest, northern NSW, April 2017]

Lateral view of the same Spectacled Monarch as shown above (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Toonumbar State Forest, northern NSW, April 2017]

Race "melanorrhoa"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Spectacled Monarch (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kingfisher Park, Julatten, QLD, July 2013]

Near-frontal view of a Spectacled Monarch (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Food, Diet

Like all other members of the Monarcha family, Spectacled Monarchs are insect hunters. They usually take them from foliage.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

specmon_20160314.mp3 gouldii (S QLD) ? © MD

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