It is dinner time. A mother black-naped monarch feeds the nestlings at Gandagram in Shajahanpur upazila, Bogura.
They like to feed on butterflies, spiders and flying insects like grasshoppers.
Between March and August–the breeding season, monarchs build cup-shaped nests with straws and decorate them with spider-egg cases. Fork of a sapling is their safest nesting place. The canopy above provides protection from predatory birds hovering in the sky.
The parent birds always remove the nestlings' fecal sacs so that predators cannot smell it and find the nest. Usually, hatching needs about 12 days.
A young monarch takes around two weeks to become a fledgling.
The male has a distinctive black patch on the head while the female lacks the mark.
In Bangladesh, the bird is locally known as Kaloghar Rajon.