|First picture of an adult black-chinned monarch (Symposiachrus boanensis) taken on the island Boano, 2 November 1994
by Kees Moeliker.
(van Bemmel, 1939)
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
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. The name 'black-chinned monarch' is also used as an alternate name for the black-winged monarch.
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