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Bird Black-faced Monarch (Monarcha melanopsis)

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Scientific Name: Monarcha melanopsis

Common Name: Black faced Monarch

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Monarchidae

Other Names: NA

Distribution: East coast of Australia

Habitat: Rainforests, eucalypt woodlands, coastal scrub and damp gullies.

Field Notes: distinctive black face that does not extend across the eyes, grey upperparts, wings and upper breast, contrasting with a rufous belly. The dark eye has a thin black eye ring and a lighter area of pale grey around it. The blue-grey bill has a hooked tip. Size 18cm.

Photo by auscraft 2012, Sunday Creek

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Monarcha Melanopsis (Black-Faced Monarch)

Scientific Name: Monarcha melanopsis.

Common Name: Black-Faced Monarch.

Order: Passeriformes.

Family: Dicuridae.

Other Names: Black-faced Flycatcher, Cardinal Flycatcher.

Distribution: Eastern Australia, from Cape York to near Melbourne. Coastal and adjacent inland.

Habitat: Sclerophyll forests, rainforests and woodland.

Field Notes: 15-20cm. A black-faced flycatcher with a rufous belly, grey wings, back and tail.
Voice, whistler like.
Nest, cup in fork of saplings, decorated with moss.

Source: Book, The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds. 1999 ed.


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