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Spectacled monarch

The spectacled monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Subspecies

The black-chinned monarch was formerly considered as a subspecies and also, some authorities continue to consider the Moluccan monarch as a subspecies of the spectacled monarch. There are currently seven subspecies recognized:
  • S. t. trivirgatus - (Temminck, 1826): Found in central and eastern Lesser Sunda Islands
  • S. t. nigrimentum - (Gray, GR, 1861): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Monarcha. Found in southern Lesser Sunda Islands
  • S. t. bernsteinii - (Salvadori, 1878): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Monarcha. Found on Salawati (off western New Guinea)
  • S. t. melanopterus - (Gray, GR, 1858): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Monarcha. Found in Louisiade Archipelago
  • S. t. albiventris - (Gould, 1866): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Monarcha. Found in southern New Guinea, islands in the Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula (north-eastern Australia)
  • S. t. melanorrhous - (Schodde & Mason, IJ, 1999): Found in north-eastern Queensland (north-eastern Australia)
  • S. t. gouldii - (Gray, GR, 1861): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Monarcha. Found in eastern Australia