Black-naped Monarch(クロエリヒタキ) at its Nest

Black-naped Monarch
Black-naped Monarch [Hypothymis azurea]
is an uncommon Resident bird in Sri Lanka, found in Dry Low-land to mid hills forests

Comparatively be found more in wet zone

It’s coming from flycatcher family and very active. 

Male is blue color with a white belly and has a black color patch on the Nape. 

Female is dull blue color head with brownish back, wings and tail

Habitat is Wooded areas and adjoining home gardens.

Text and Photo by Anuradha Bandara