Island monarch

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Island monarch
Kehicap pulau (Monarcha cinerascnes) (2).JPG
M. cinerascens at Talaud Islands
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Monarcha
Species: M. cinerascens
Binomial name
Monarcha cinerascens
(Temminck, 1827)

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  • Drymophila cinerascens

The island monarch (Monarcha cinerascens) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is found from Sulawesi to the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The island monarch was originally described in the genus Drymophila. Alternate names include the grey-headed monarch, island grey-headed monarch, island grey-headed monarch flycatcher and islet monarch.


Eleven subspecies are recognized:[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Monarcha cinerascens". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22707237A118764749. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22707237A118764749.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/