Bird Spectacled Monarch (Monarcha trivirgatus)

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Common Name: Spectacled Monarch

Scientific name: Monarcha trivirgatus

Family: Dicruridae

Order: Passeriformes

Distribution:
coastal north-eastern and eastern Australia, including coastal islands, from Cape York, Queensland to Port Stephens, New South Wales.

Habitat: prefers thick understorey in rainforests, wet gullies and waterside vegetation, as well as mangroves.

Field Notes: blue-grey above, with a black face mask that extends across both eyes in a 'clover-leaf' pattern, rufous (red-orange) breast, white underparts and a black tail with white outer tips. Size - 14-16cm.

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. Barambah, QLD

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