Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Black-faced Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus nigrogularis) - HBW 11, p. 301

French: Monarque à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehl-Würgermonarch Spanish: Monarca Gorginegro
Other common names: Black-throated Shrikebill; Nendo Shrikebill (sanctaecrucis)

Taxonomy: Lalage nigrogularis E. L. Layard, 1875, Levuka, Ovalau Island, Fiji.
Race sanctaecrucis recently proposed as a separate species, differing from nominate in plumage, size, bill dimensions, call and habits. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sanctaecrucis Mayr, 1933 - S Santa Cruz Is (Nendo), in extreme E Solomons.
  • nigrogularis (E. L. Layard, 1875) - Fiji (Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Ovalau, Taveuni, Kadavu).