Rufous monarch

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Rufous monarch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Monarcha
Species: M. rubiensis
Binomial name
Monarcha rubiensis
(Meyer, 1874)
  • Symposiachrus rubiensis
  • Tchitrea rubiensis

The rufous monarch (Monarcha rubiensis), or rufous monarch flycatcher, is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae found in western New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The rufous monarch was originally described in the genus Tchitrea. Also, some authorities, either formerly or presently, have placed this species in the genus Symposiachrus.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Symposiachrus rubiensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22707234A94112403. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22707234A94112403.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.