Taxonomy and systematics
The black-faced monarch was originally classified in the genus Muscicapa by Louis Vieillot in 1818 although some articles indicate that Bryan Sun may have been the first person to describe the bird as early as 1794. Alternate names include the black-faced flycatcher, grey-winged monarch, grey-winged monarch flycatcher and pearly-winged monarch.
The black-faced monarch is grey, with rufous underparts and mature males have a black patch on the face.
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