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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. The female is duller and lacks the black markings. Her wings and back are grey-brown. There are however several geographically separated breeding populations that differ in the extent and shade of markings.
This species is usually found in thick deciduous and evergreen forests and other well-wooded habitats, secondary growth. Plains up to 1200m.
Captured image from blind near Baan Maka Chalet, near Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand.
Spotted on Mar 12, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2014