Species Details

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Black‑naped Monarch Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Hypothymis azurea
Family : Monarchidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : Black‑naped Monarch is a small bluish bird whose male has a prominent black tuft on its head and looks different from the female.The male looks entirely azure-blue with a blackish tip along with its slaty-blue legs and feet.The female looks grey-brown from above with a dull-blue head,bluish-grey throat and breast along with ashy-grey belly.Its bill is horny-brown with a black tip and has greyish-brown legs and feet.Boths sexes have long black bristles,brown irises. Typically, this species is encountered in dense woodlands and other heavily wooded environments. The black-naped monarch is a small insectivorous bird with short legs and a straight posture. It often flycatches and raises its nape feathers into a crest when alert. They join mixed-species foraging flocks and are found in the understory of forest canopies. They breed from March to August, with a neat cup nest lined with webbing and fungi. The typical clutch is three eggs, which are incubated and fed by both parents for about 12 days. They are affected by human disturbance and may recede from disturbed edges.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Frank Lambert(www.xeno-canto.org/Frank Lambert), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.