French: Monarque de Fatu Hiva German: Fatuhivamonarch Spanish: Monarca de Fatu Hiva
Murphy and Mathews, 1928,
Fatu Hiva Island, Marquesas.
Fatu Hiva, in Marquesas Is.
19 cm; 40 g. Large flycatcher with velvety feathers on forehead. Plumage is glossy purplish-black, blacker-looking on forehead; iris dark brown; bill greyish-blue; legs slate... read more
Alarm call is described as a cat-like shrill “cri-ri-a-rik” (reported as not making alarm calls... read more
Dense native forest and wooded thicket, from 50 m to 700 m; some non-breeders found at up to 775 m... read more
Food and feeding
Food insects, including beetles (Coleoptera); also spiders (Aranea), and seeds. Recorded killing and eating a small gecko. Jumps from... read more
No information. Birds with active gonads in Jan and Feb, and breeding likely to be Dec–Apr.
Sedentary; some movement to higher elevations by immature and non-breeding individuals.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Marquesas Islands EBA. Extremely rare; almost extinct following arrival of black rats (Rattus rattus) in... read more
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