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Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Slaty Monarch (Mayrornis lessoni) - HBW 11, p. 300

French: Monarque de Lesson German: Schwarzschwanzmonarch Spanish: Monarca de Lesson
Other common names: Slaty Flycatcher, Cinereous/Fiji Flycatcher

Taxonomy: R[hipidura]. Lessoni G. R. Gray, 1846, Viti Levu, Fiji.
Possibly interbred with M. versicolor in the past. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • lessoni (G. R. Gray, 1846) - Fiji (except Lau Archipelago and large islands of Gau, Koro, Matuku, Totya, Kabara and Vulaga).
  • orientalis Mayr, 1933 - Moala Group and Lau Archipelago.