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Shining Flycatcher Myiagra alecto

Described by: Temminck (1827)
Alternate common name(s): Shining Monarch, Common Shining Flycatcher, Glossy Flycatcher, Shining Monarch-flycatcher, Papuan Flycatcher, Papuan Shining-flycatcher, New Guinea Flycatcher, New Guinea Shining-flycatcher, Long-billed Shining Flycatcher, Satinbird
Old scientific name(s): Monarcha alecto, Piezorhynchus alecto


Numfor Island, Papua, Indonesia - 2005 © Mehd Halaouate  Numfor Island, Papua, Indonesia - Oct, 2005 © Mehd Halaouate  Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia - Oct 29, 2005 © Nancy Bell 
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Moluccas to New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, and n. Australia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) N. Moluccas from Morotai, Halmahera, Ternate, Tidore, Mare, Muor, Moti, Becan, Damar, Kasinuta, and Obi.
(2) W. Papuan Is., w., s., and n. New Guinea, Karkar Is., Bagabag, and Bismarck Archipelago (New Ireland and Duke of York Is.).
(3) E. Papuan Islands (Trobriand Is., Woodlark Is., D'Entrecasteaux Is., and Louisiade Archipelago).
(4) Manam Is. (Vulcan Is.?) off ne. New Guinea.
(5) Aru Is.
(6) Tanimbar Is.
(7) S. New Guinea (Trans Fly region), and ne. Australia s. along coast of ne. Queensland to Fraser Is.
(8) N. Australia from n. Western Australia, n. Northern Territory (Top End at Howard Springs, Middle Arm and Adelaide River near Darwin and Jim Jim Creek and on the Yellow Waters cruise in Kakadu National Park), nw. and e. Queensland s. to Fraser Is. (Cape York Peninsula along tributaries to the Claudie River in the Iron Range National Park).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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