Frilled Monarch (Arses telescopthalmus)
Arses is a genus of monarch flycatchers in the Monarchidae family. The genus is restricted to forest and second growth on the island of New Guinea, a few surrounding islands and northern Queensland. The genus is separated by their frilled necks, fleshy blue eye wattles and delicate pendent nests. They also have a distinctive foraging technique, hopping up tree trunks in a spiral fashion.
The species Arses telescopthalmus has historically include some or all of the remaining members of this genus as subspecies, but as here defined it is restricted to New Guinea and adjacent smaller islands.
Ochre-collared Monarch (Meyer, 1874) (Arses insularis) Pied Monarch (Gould, 1851) (Arses kaupi) Frill-necked Monarch (De Vis, 1895) (Arses lorealis) Frilled Monarch (Lesson & Garnot, 1827) (Arses telescopthalmus)