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Slaty monarch

Slaty monarch
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Mayrornis
M. lessoni
Binomial name
Mayrornis lessoni
(G.R. Gray, 1846)

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  • Rhipidura Lessoni

The slaty monarch (Mayrornis lessoni) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae endemic to Fiji. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

The slaty monarch was originally described in the genus Rhipidura. Alternate names include cinereous flycatcher, Fiji flycatcher, Fiji slaty flycatcher, slaty flycatcher (an alternate name shared with the Vanikoro monarch) and white-tipped slaty flycatcher.


There are two subspecies recognized:[2]

  • M. l. lessoni - (G.R. Gray, 1846): found in western and central Fiji Islands
  • M. l. orientalis - Mayr, 1933: found in eastern Fiji Islands


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Mayrornis lessoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22707204A94110864. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22707204A94110864.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/

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