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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. 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.

Habitat:

This species is usually found in thick deciduous and evergreen forests and other well-wooded habitats, secondary growth. Plains up to 1200m.

Notes:

Captured image from blind near Baan Maka Chalet, near Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand.

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EdGriggs
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EdGriggs

จังหวัดเพชรบุรี, Thailand

Spotted on Mar 12, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2014

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