Order Passeriformes

Family Monarchidae

Monarch-flycatchers
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General
  • Small to medium-sized passerines with broad-based, often deeply compressed bill, usually slender legs with strongly curved claws, some species with greatly elongated central rectrices; plumage variable, from modest to brightly coloured, often with rufous, grey, white or black, some species glossy blue.
  • Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania.
  • Forest and woodland, mangroves, lightly wooded cultivation, savanna.
  • 9-50 cm.
  • 18 genera, 97 species, 289 taxa.
  • 17 species threatened;
    6 subspecies extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Coates, B., Dutson, G. & Filardi, C. (2017). Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52325 on 27 March 2017).