Black-tipped monarch

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Black-tipped monarch
Adult (right) and immature (left)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Symposiachrus
Species: S. loricatus
Binomial name
Symposiachrus loricatus
(Wallace, 1863)
  • Monarcha leucurus loricatus
  • Monarcha loricata
  • Monarcha loricatus
  • Symposiarchus loricatus

The black-tipped monarch (Symposiachrus loricatus) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is endemic to Indonesia.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

This species was formerly placed in the genus Monarcha until moved to Symposiachrus in 2009.[2] Some authorities have considered the black-tipped monarch to be a subspecies of the white-tailed monarch. Alternate names include Buru Island monarch and Buru monarch.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The black-tipped monarch is found in the southern Moluccas. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[3]


The species occupy an area of larger than 20,000 km² and have a stable population of above 10,000, and thus are not considered as threatened.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Symposiachrus loricatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "IOC Bird List v2.0". 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Monarcha loricatus (Black-tipped Monarch)". Retrieved 2016-11-03.