July 28, 2017 – Frilled Monarch (Arses telescopthalmus)

These monarchs are found in New Guinea and surrounding islands and have been reported in the northern tip of Australia. They eat insects and other arthropods, including crickets and weevils. Usually seen in monogamous pairs, they forage for their prey in forests and forest edges. Their nests are small cups of woven twigs and spiderweb, often hung between two branches. Their calls are described as harsh and rasping.


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