Frill-necked Monarch

Frill-necked Monarch / Arses lorealis

Frill-necked Monarch

Here the details of the Frill-necked Monarch named bird below:

SCI Name:  Arses lorealis
Protonym:  Arses lorealis Proc.Linn.Soc.NewS.Wales (2) 10 p. 171
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Monarchidae /
Taxonomy Code:  frnmon1
Type Locality:  Cape York.
Publish Year:  1895
IUCN Status:  


(Monarchidae; Ϯ Frilled Monarch A. telescophthalmus) Arses was the personal name of two ancient kings of Persia; Arses Artaxerxes I (reigned 465-424 BC) believed by some authorities to be King Ahasuerus of Biblical fame, and Arses Artaxerxes IV (reigned 338-336 BC) poisoned after a reign of only three years; "XI.e Sous-genre. ARSÈS; Arses.  Bec médiocre, crochu, comprimé, peu large; ailes amples, alongées; queue étalée, un peu élargie; tarses courts, peu robustes.    39.º Muscicapa telescopthalma, Less., Zool. de la Coq., pl. 18, fig. 1. De la Nouvelle-Guinée.    40.º Muscicapa chrysomelas, Less., Zool. de la Coq., pl. 18, fig. 2. De la Nouvelle-Irlande.    41.º Muscicapa nigrorufa, Cuv., Levaill. Surinam.    42.º Muscicapa melanoptera, Gm.; Enl., 567, fig. 2. Du Sénégal." (Lesson 1830); "Arses Lesson, ?1830, Traité Ornith., livr. 5, p. 387. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, p. 31), Arses telescophthalma Lesson = Muscicapa telescophthalmus Garnot." (Mayr in Peters 1986, XI, 514).  A typically regal epithet for the Frilled Monarch, parallelling those given to the Monarcha flycatchers and to the American kingbirds Tyrannus.
Synon. Ophryzone, Proseisura.

Mod. L. lorealis  of the lores, loreal  < loris  lores  < L. lorum, lori  strap, bridle  < Gr. λωρος lōros  thong.