File:Frill-necked Monarch (Arses lorealis) close-up.jpg
Frill-necked Monarch, Arses insularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Arses
Lesson, 1831

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Arses is a genus of monarch flycatchers in the family Monarchidae. 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.


  • Clement, P (2006) Family Monarchidae (Monarch-flycatchers); in del Hoyo J, Elliott A & Christie D eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol 11 Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Lynx Edicions, Barecelona. ISBN 978-84-96553-06-4
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