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Oceanic flycatcher

Oceanic flycatcher
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Myiagra
Species:
M. oceanica
Binomial name
Myiagra oceanica
Pucheran, 1853

The oceanic flycatcher (Myiagra oceanica) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is endemic to Micronesia and can be found on the Caroline Islands.[1] The diversity of traits in the Oceanic flycatchers resulted from three waves of colonization in non-overlapping times, which led to situ specification events on Micronesian islands.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics

Some authorities consider the Palau flycatcher and the Guam flycatcher to be subspecies of the oceanic flycatcher.[3] Alternate names include the Chuuk flycatcher, Micronesian broadbill, Micronesian flycatcher, Micronesian Myiagra, Micronesian Myiagra flycatcher, Truk broadbill, Truk flycatcher, Truk Island flycatcher, Truk Island Myiagra flycatcher and Truk Myiagra flycatcher.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Myiagra oceanica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22707362A94119484. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22707362A94119484.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ Fabre PH (2014). "Multiple waves of colonization by monarch flycatchers (Myiagra, Monarchidae) across the Indo-Pacific and their implications for coexistence and speciation". Journal of Biogeography. 2014 (2): 274–286. doi:10.1111/jbi.12202. S2CID 29880384.
  3. ^ "Myiagra freycineti - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  4. ^ "Myiagra erythrops - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-01-23.


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