Bougainville monarch

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Bougainville monarch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Monarcha
Species: M. erythrostictus
Binomial name
Monarcha erythrostictus
(Sharpe, 1888)
  • Monarcha castaneiventris erythrostictus
  • Monarcha erythrosticta
  • Pomarea erythrosticta

The Bougainville monarch (Monarcha erythrostictus) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is endemic to Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The Bougainville monarch was originally described in the genus Pomarea and some authorities have classified it as a subspecies of the chestnut-bellied monarch.