Torrent flyrobin

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Torrent flyrobin
Torrent Flycatcher.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Petroicidae
Genus: Monachella
Salvadori, 1874
Species:
M. muelleriana
Binomial name
Monachella muelleriana
(Schlegel, 1871)

The torrent flyrobin (Monachella muelleriana) is a species of passerine bird in the Australasian robin family Petroicidae. It is also known as the torrent robin.

It is placed in the monotypic genus Monachella. The species occurs in New Guinea and on the island of New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago. There are two subspecies, the nominate occurring in New Guinea and M. m. coultasi in New Britain.[2]

As suggested by its name the torrent flyrobin's preferred habitat is fast moving streams and rivers with protruding boulders.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Monachella muelleriana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Australasian robins, rockfowl, rockjumpers, Rail-babbler". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 16 June 2019.