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The black-naped monarch (Hypothymis azurea) belongs to the family Monarchidae under the order Passeriformes.

Black-naped monarch taxonomy

The family Monarchidae comprises more than 100 species of birds, including shrikebills, paradise flycatchers and magpie-larks.

The family Monarchidae was first described by Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte (24 May 1803 – 29 July 1857), a French biologist and ornithologist, in the year 1854.

The family Monarchidae comprises two subfamilies, viz., Terpsiphoninae and Monarchinae. The subfamily Monarchinae comprises four genera, viz., Hypothymis, Eutrichomyias, Trochocercus and Terpsiphone.

The genus Hypothymis was first introduced by Friedrich Boie (4 June 1789 – 3 March 1870), a German entomologist, herpetologist, ornithologist and lawyer, in the year 1826.

The genus Hypothymis comprises four species, namely, Hypothymis azurea, Hypothymis puella, Hypothymis helenae and Hypothymis coelestis.

The species Hypothymis azurea was first described by Pieter Boddaert (1730 – 6 May 1795), a Dutch physician and naturalist, in the year 1783. The species Hypothymis azurea is polytypic and comprises 23 subspecies.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Hypothymis azurea
Species:H. azurea
Black-naped monarch - Hypothymis azurea
1.Black-naped monarch - Hypothymis azurea
Image by Rudraksha Chodankar

Hypothymis azurea
2.Black-naped monarch - Hypothymis azurea
Image by Vimal Rajyaguru

Hypothymis azurea
3.Black-naped monarch - Hypothymis azurea female
Image by Jason Thompson

Hypothymis azurea
4.Black-naped monarch - Hypothymis azurea
Image by Mprasannak

Hypothymis azurea
5.Black-naped monarch - Hypothymis azurea
Image by Ashish

Hypothymis azurea
6.Black-naped monarch - Hypothymis azurea
Image by JJ Harrison

Hypothymis azurea
7.Black-naped monarch - Hypothymis azurea
Image by shrikant rao

Hypothymis azurea
8.Black-naped monarch - Hypothymis azurea
Image by Tareq Uddin Ahmed

Hypothymis azurea nest
9.Hypothymis azurea nest
Image by Jason Thompson
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Author: Rudraksha Chodankar | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 4/1/18
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