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Moluccan monarch

Moluccan monarch
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Symposiachrus
S. bimaculatus
Binomial name
Symposiachrus bimaculatus
(Gray, GR, 1861)

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  • Monarcha trivirgatus bimaculatus

The Moluccan monarch (Symposiachrus bimaculatus) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is found in Indonesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

This species was formerly placed in the genus Monarcha until moved to Symposiachrus in 2009. Some authorities consider the Moluccan monarch as a subspecies (S. trivirgatus bimaculatus) of the spectacled monarch. The subspecies nigrimentum was formerly considered a subspecies of the spectacled monarch.[1]


There are three subspecies recognized:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Monarchs – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2023-01-23.
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/
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