White-eared Monarch (species: Carterornis leucotis) in Bundjalung NP (Gaia Guide)
Carterornis leucotis
White-eared Monarch

©Tom Tarrant: White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis)

©Tom Tarrant: White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis), Dayboro, SE Queensland, Australia

©Tom Tarrant: Juvenile White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Monarchidae
Genus Carterornis
Species Carterornis leucotis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Females have duller plumage. Juveniles have less distinct black and white patterns in their plumage and have some brown colouration.


  • Up to 13 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis)

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is endemic to Australia.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. (Wikipedia)

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