Black-chinned monarch

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Black-chinned monarch
Monarcha boanensis Foto Kees Moeliker.jpg
First picture of an adult black-chinned monarch (Symposiachrus boanensis) taken on the island Boano, 2 November 1994
by Kees Moeliker.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Symposiachrus
Species: S. boanensis
Binomial name
Symposiachrus boanensis
(van Bemmel, 1939)
  • Monarcha boanensis
  • Monarcha trivirgata boanensis
  • Monarcha trivirgatus boanensis
  • Symposiachrus trivirgatus boanensis
  • Symposiarchus boanensis

The black-chinned monarch (Symposiachrus boanensis), or Boano monarch, is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae endemic to Indonesia. It is found on Boano island in the southern Mollucas. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

This species was originally described as a subspecies of the spectacled monarch and then classified as a separate species in the genus Monarcha until moved to Symposiachrus in 2009.[2] The name 'black-chinned monarch' is also used as an alternate name for the black-winged monarch.


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