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Velvet flycatcher

Velvet flycatcher
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Myiagra
M. eichhorni
Binomial name
Myiagra eichhorni
(Hartert, 1924)

The velvet flycatcher (Myiagra eichhorni) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is endemic to New Hanover, New Ireland & New Britain.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

The velvet flycatcher (M. eichorni), the Dyaul flycatcher (M. cervinicolor), which is endemic to Dyaul Island, the Mussau flycatcher were formerly considered subspecies, but were reclassified as distinct species by the IOC in 2021. The three species were formerly grouped together as the velvet flycatcher under the scientific name M. hebetior.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Myiagra eichhorni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T103711426A112351876. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T103711426A112351876.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-06-04.
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