Arses (genus)

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Frill-necked Monarch (Arses lorealis) close-up.jpg
Frill-necked monarch, Arses lorealis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Arses
Lesson, 1831

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Arses is a genus of monarch flycatchers in the family Monarchidae. The genus is restricted to forest and second growth on the island of New Guinea, a few surrounding islands and northern Queensland, Australia. The genus is separated by their frilled necks, fleshy blue eye wattles and delicate pendent nests. They also have a distinctive foraging technique, hopping up tree trunks in a spiral fashion.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Four species are recognized, however some authorities consider the ochre-collared monarch and the frill-necked monarch as subspecies of the frilled monarch.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ 
  2. ^ "Arses insularis - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Arses lorealis - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  • Clement, P (2006) Family Monarchidae (Monarch-flycatchers); in del Hoyo J, Elliott A & Christie D eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol 11 Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Lynx Edicions, Barecelona. ISBN 978-84-96553-06-4