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Buru monarch

Buru monarch
Adult (right) and immature (left)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Symposiachrus
S. loricatus
Binomial name
Symposiachrus loricatus
(Wallace, 1863)
  • Monarcha leucurus loricatus
  • Monarcha loricata
  • Monarcha loricatus
  • Symposiarchus loricatus

The Buru monarch (Symposiachrus loricatus) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is endemic to Indonesia.

Taxonomy and systematics

This species was formerly placed in the genus Monarcha until moved to Symposiachrus in 2009.[2] Some authorities have considered the black-tipped monarch to be a subspecies of the Kai monarch. Alternate names include Buru Island monarch and black-tipped monarch.[1]

Distribution and habitat

The Buru monarch is found in the southern Moluccas. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[1]


The species occupies an area of larger than 20,000 km2 (7,700 sq mi) and have a stable population of above 10,000, and thus are not considered as threatened.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d BirdLife International (2016). "Symposiachrus loricatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22707291A94115352. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22707291A94115352.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Gill, F.; Donsker, D.; Rasmussen, P., eds. (2023). "Monarchs". IOC World Bird List. v 13.2. Retrieved 21 December 2023.

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