French: Monarque de Biak German: Geelvinkmonarch Spanish: Monarca de Biak
Other common names: Biak Black Flycatcher
A. B. Meyer, 1874,
Numfoor and Biak Islands.
Geelvink Bay islands of Numfor, Rani, Supiori and Biak, in NW New Guinea.
13 cm. Male is entirely black, with navy-blue gloss on head and side of neck, dark-coloured lores; iris, bill and legs black. Differs from similar M. alecto in much... read more
Song is a grating “zit zit” followed by a musical “sitseeuw sitseuw sitseeuw... read more
Open forest, primary, secondary and logged areas; tolerates degraded forest. Occasionally recorded... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous. Joins mixed-species feeding flocks. Keeps mainly to upper levels of forest and edges, flycatching occasionally;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Geelvink Islands EBA. Fairly common to uncommon. Uncommon to rare in... read more
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