Peltops blainvillii

Peltops blainvillii, Clicking Shieldbill,  Peltops Hutan


The Lowland Peltops or Clicking Shieldbill (Peltops blainvillii) is a species of bird in the Cracticidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Arses insularis

Arses insularis,  Rufous-collared Monarch,  Kehicap Merah-karat


The Ochre-collared Monarch or Rufous-collared Monarch (Arses insularis) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Monarcha boanensis

Monarcha boanensis, Black-chinned  Monarch,  Kehicap Boano


The Black-chinned Monarch (Monarcha boanensis) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Monarcha everetti

Monarcha everetti, White-tipped Monarch,  Kehicap Tanah-Jampea


The White-tipped Monarch (Monarcha everetti) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. The scientific name commemorates British colonial administrator and zoological collector Alfred Hart Everett.

Machaerirhynchus nigripectus

Machaerirhynchus nigripectus, Black-breasted Boatbill, Cucukpisau Dada-hitam


The Black-breasted Boatbill (Machaerirhynchus nigripectus) is a species of bird in the Machaerirhynchidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Terpsiphone cinnamomea

Terpsiphone cinnamomea , Rufous Paradise-flycatcher, Seriwang Pilipina

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The Rufous Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone cinnamomea) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is found in Indonesia and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Arses telescophthalmus

Arses telescophthalmus, Frilled Monarch, Kehicap Biku-biku

The Frilled Monarch (Arses telescopthalmus) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. As here defined, it is restricted to forest on the New Guinea and nearby smaller islands, but historically it has include some or all of the remaining members of the genus Arses as subspecies.Arses-telescophthalmus-400

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Black-naped Monarch,
Kehicap Ranting

Eutrichomyias rowleyi,
Caerulean Paradise-flycatcher,
 Seriwang Sangihe

Terpsiphone atrocaudata,
Japanese Paradise-flycatcher, 
Seriwang Jepang

Terpsiphone-paradisi, Asian Paradise-flycatcher,
Seriwang Asia





Terpsiphone cinnamomea ,
Rufous Paradise-flycatcher, 
Seriwang Pilipina

Monarcha trivirgatus,
Spectacled Monarch, 
Kehicap Kacamata

Monarcha axillaris,
Black Monarch,
 Kehicap Hitam
Monarcha rubiensis,
Rufous Monarch, 
Kehicap Merah
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Monarcha cinerascens,
Island Monarch,
 Kehicap Pulau
Monarcha melanopsis,
Black-faced Monarch,
 Kehicap Muka-hitam
Monarcha frater,
 Black-winged Monarch,
Kehicap Sayap-hitam
Monarcha pileatus,
 White-naped Monarch,
 Kehicap Tengkuk-putih
x x x Monarcha-everetti-th
Monarcha guttulus ,
Spot-winged Monarch,
Kehicap Tutul
Monarcha mundus,
Black-bibbed Monarch,  Kehicap Tanimbar
Monarcha sacerdotum,
Flores Monarch,
 Kehicap Flores
Monarcha everetti,
White-tipped Monarch,
 Kehicap Tanah-Jampea
Monarcha-boanensis-th x x x
Monarcha boanensis,
 Kehicap Boano
Monarcha loricatus,
Black-tipped Monarch, 
Kehicap Buru
Monarcha leucurus,
White-tailed Monarch,
Kehicap Kai
Monarcha julianae,
 Kofiau Monarch, 
Kehicap Kofiau
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Monarcha manadensis,
Hooded Monarch,
 Kehicap Bertopi
Monarcha brehmii,
Biak Monarch,
 Kehicap Biak
Monarcha chrysomela,
Golden Monarch,
 Kehicap Emas
Arses insularis,
 Rufous-collared Monarch,
 Kehicap Merah-karat
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Arses telescophthalmus,
Frilled Monarch,
  Kehicap Biku-biku
Myiagra galeata,
Moluccan Flycatcher ,
Sikatan Kelabu
Myiagra atra,
Biak Black Flycatcher ,
 Sikatan Biak
Myiagra rubecula , 
Leaden Flycatcher,  Sikatan Kelam
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Myiagra ruficollis,
Broad-billed Flycatcher,
Sikatan Paruh-lebar

Myiagra cyanoleuca,
Satin Flycatcher,
 Sikatan Satin
Myiagra inquieta,
Restless Flycatcher,
  Sikatan Gelisah
Myiagra alecto,
 Shining Flycatcher,  Sikatan Kilap
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Machaerirhynchus flaviventer,
Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Cucukpisau Dada-kuning
Machaerirhynchus nigripectus,
Black-breasted Boatbill,
Cucukpisau Dada-hitam
Peltops blainvillii,
Clicking Shieldbill,
 Peltops Hutan
Peltops montanus,
Tinkling Shieldbill,
 Peltops Gunung

Myiagra rubecula

Myiagra rubecula, Leaden Flycatcher, Sikatan Kelam


The Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula) is a species of passerine bird in the family Monarchidae. Around 15 cm (6 in) in length, the male is a shiny lead-grey with white underparts, while the female has grey upperparts and a rufous throat and breast. It is found in eastern and northern Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.


The Leaden Flycatcher was first described by ornithologist John Latham in 1802, from an illustration in the Watling drawings. Its specific epithet is derived from the diminutive of ruber, Latin ‘red’.[2] A local name around Sydney is Frogbird, derived from its guttural call. Other variants of its common name include Blue- or Leaden-coloured Flycatcher.[4] John Gould described and named the Pretty Flycatcher (Myiagra concinna) in 1848, which has since been subsumed into this species.

The Leaden Flycatcher is a member of a group of birds termed monarch flycatchers. This group is considered either as a subfamily Monarchinae, together with the fantails as part of the drongo family Dicruridae,[6] or as a family Monarchidae in its own right. They are not closely related to either their namesakes, the Old World flycatchers of the family Muscicapidae; early molecular research in the late 1980s and early 1990s revealed the monarchs belong to a large group of mainly Australasian birds known as the Corvida parvorder comprising many tropical and Australian passerines. More recently, the grouping has been refined somewhat as the monarchs have been classified in a ‘Core corvine’ group with the crows and ravens, shrikes, birds of paradise, fantails, drongos and mudnest builders.
[edit] Subspecies

Five subspecies are currently recognised:

* M. r. rubecula is the nominate subspecies originally described by Latham from Southeastern Australia.
* M. r. concinna, called the Pretty Flycatcher by John Gould, occurs in northwestern Australia.
* M. r. okyri was described by Schodde and Mason in 1999. It is an unusual non-migratory form from Cape York. The specific epithet is an anagram of yorki. The holotype was collected from Coen in north Queensland.

* M. r. papuana, from New Guinea and Torres Strait islands was named by Rothschild and Hartert in 1918.
* M. r. yorki was named by Gregory Mathews in 1912.


The Leaden Flycatcher is 14.5?16 cm (6-6-+ in) long and weighs around 10-15 g. It is a shiny lead-grey in colour with a brownish tinge to the wings, a bluish black bill, black legs and dark brown iris. The male has darker grey lores, and a white breast and belly, while the female has an orange-tan throat and breast with a white belly. The juvenile resembles the adult female, but with paler wing-edges.
Distribution and habitat

The Leaden Flycatcher is found from King Sound in northwestern Australia, across the Top End to Cape York, and then down the east coast to central-southern Victoria. It is rare in Tasmania. It is highly migratory within this range. Sclerophyll forest, rainforest margins, mangroves and coastal scrub are the preferred habitats.

As its name suggests, the Leaden Flycatcher is insectivorous. A very active and agile bird, it hops between branches and catches insects in flight.

Breeding season is September to February with one brood raised. The nest is a deep cup made of strips of bark and dry grass, woven together with spider webs and decorated with lichen, generally sited on a small branch well away from the trunk of a sizeable tree some 5?10 m above the ground. Two or three white eggs tinted bluish, greyish or lavender and splotched with dark grey-brown are laid measuring 17 mm x 14 mm. They have an unusual swollen oval shape. The species is parasitised by the Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus). Both sexes incubate the eggs and brood the chicks, although the female undertakes slightly more of the duties and also incubates at night. Nesting success is low, with only 23% of nests successfully fledging a chick.

Myiagra galeata

Myiagra galeata, Moluccan Flycatcher, Sikatan Kelabu

Fragmented island distribution;
(1) Bacan Is.
(2) Goram, Little Kai, Ambon, Seram, Seram Laut, and Kai Kecil Is.
(3) Morotai, Halmahera to Obi, and Buru Is.