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Black-naped Monarch

Hypothymis azurea

Description:

The adult male Black-naped Monarch is about 16 cm long, and is mainly pale azure blue apart from a whitish lower belly. It has a black nape and a narrow black gorget. Also known as the Black-naped Blue Flycatcher.

Habitat:

tropical rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this bird near the ranger outpost at Crocodile Lake in Cat Tien National Park.

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28 Comments (1–25)

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks matimar and ceci.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

It is a very cool bird, thanks a lot patty.

patty
patty 9 years ago

Delightful blue bird and the color of its feathers are really interesting; the matching black on the gorget, on top of the beak and the top of its head its wonderful. It is a stylish bird indeed... Great series Dandoucette and thanks for sharing =)

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks for the lovely comments maggie, glad you enjoyed this so much.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Daniela and vicky!

DB
DB 9 years ago

So cute‼

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks cecihelper.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. Sorry for the missing the comments from a month ago. Carolina, it does look like it's wearing a little black kippah!

Hedgehog Girl
Hedgehog Girl 9 years ago

i think the best picture is the first . i have never seen some thing that cool . it is pretty. :>{O

Hanno Shalaby
Hanno Shalaby 9 years ago

fantastic photos

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Is he wearing a kippah? :)

BethAngermeier
BethAngermeier 9 years ago

What a gorgeous bird! Nice spotting, Dan :)

Piali Bopanna
Piali Bopanna 9 years ago

Beautiful series. I have seen these birds in the western ghats, but I have never been able to get a picture of them

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Ismael

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Beautiful photos

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thank you!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Ohhhh!!!! Lovely!!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Gorgeous!

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Great spotting!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks everyone!

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 9 years ago

beautiful

misako
misako 9 years ago

beautiful!

GretelDeRuiter
GretelDeRuiter 9 years ago

How gorgeous!

Theresa_Young
Theresa_Young 9 years ago

Stunning!!!

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Great series, Dan!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Lâm Đồng, Viet Nam

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Apr 6, 2012

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