Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Black-naped Monarch

Finally a good image of a Black-naped Monarch!

The Black-naped Monarch or Black-naped Blue Flycatcher (Hypothymis azurea) is a slim and agile passerine bird belonging to the family of monarch flycatchers. They are sexually dimorphic with males having a distinctive black patch on the back of the head and a narrow black half collar ("necklace") while the female is duller and lacks the black markings. They have a call that is similar to that of the Asian Paradise Flycatcher and in tropical forest habitats pairs may join mixed-species foraging flocks. Populations differ slightly in plumage color and sizes.


  1. hi Boris,

    You have good collection of images ....birds are one of the best object for photography. even i love photographing birds.......and has been my passion since last three years. looking forward for more bird images from you.India is also a great destination for bird photography.


  2. Thank you for your comment!
    Taiwan is a great place for birders! Here are so many kinds of birds and it's a pleasure to observe them!