Feeding ecology and diet

Many Monarchidae are gleaners, busily searching for insects, particularly arthropods, in the foliage of trees and shrubs, although most species can feed aerially, catching flying insects on the wing in the style of the 'true' flycatchers.

Spectacled monarch flycatcher (Monarcha trivirgatus) nesting in Australian rainforest. (Photo by Frithfoto/Olympus. Bruce Coleman Inc. Reproduced by permission.)
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