Definitely not a Hooded Monarch

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Subject: Definitely not a Hooded Monarch
From: "Dion Hobcroft" <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005 15:09:05 +1000

Hi interested birders,


Just back from China and I find an interesting debate on a possible Hooded Monarch in the NT. I agree with Phil Gregory that the bird photographed in the NT is clearly not a Hooded Monarch, which is different structurally and in the patterning of black and white. The bird appears to be an aberrant plumaged Leaden Flycatcher or possibly a Leaden-Satin hybrid. I believe other experienced Territorian birders have come to the same conclusion. This is clearly an interesting individual but definitely not a Hooded Monarch from my field experience with this rare lowland rainforest New Guinea endemic.


All the best



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