no sexual dimorphism; black mask and throat (Australia; 2006-07-08)

Spectacled Monarch
Monarcha trivirgatus

Native Range: Australia

Notes: this species belongs to a large Old-World flycatcher family (Monarchidae) with nearly 100 species; many of which have striking plumages in a wide variety of colors; most of these species live in forest habitats and are primarily insectivorous; the Spectacled Monarch, named for its black face mask, is native to extreme eastern Australia.

ventral view; rufous breast and flanks; white belly (Australia; 2006-07-08)

dorsal view; plain gray upperparts; white vent area (Australia; 2006-07-08)

active; seemingly pert attitude (Australia; 2006-07-08)