Satin flycatcher

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Satin flycatcher
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Myiagra
Species: M. cyanoleuca
Binomial name
Myiagra cyanoleuca
(Vieillot, 1818)
  • Platyrhynchos cyanoleucus

The satin flycatcher (Myiagra cyanoleuca) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The satin flycatcher was originally described in the genus Platyrhynchos. Alternate names include satin Myiagra and satin Myiagra-flycatcher.


The satin flycatcher is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Males are dark grey on their beak, eyes, legs and upper body with a white lower body. Females differ from males by having a more grayish upper body and light orange around their throat.


The satin flycatcher breeds from October - February. 2 or 3 greenish blue with brown spotted eggs will be laid in a neat nest made of bark, spider's web and moss on a branch 5 – 25 m high.