Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Endangered

Flores Monarch (Symposiachrus sacerdotum)


Taxonomy

French: Monarque de Florès German: Floresmonarch Spanish: Monarca de Flores
Taxonomy:

Monarcha sacerdotum

Mees

, 1973,

Sesok, 1000 m, Flores

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

W Flores, in Lesser Sundas.

Descriptive notes

15·5 cm. Small to medium-sized flycatcher with plumage strikingly dark grey and white, bill narrow, pointed and hooked at tip. Forehead and face to ear-coverts and... read more

Voice

A nasal “schr schr schr” followed by rich, flute-like whistle rising towards end; also... read more

Habitat

Primary moist hill semi-evergreen forest, also old secondary and partially degraded forests; 350... read more

Food and feeding

Diet not well known; apparently feeds mainly on small invertebrates. Items recorded as being fed to a fledgling included caterpillar,... read more

Breeding

Recently fledged chick in late Aug. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Nusa Tenggara EBA. Uncommon or locally common. Tentative density estimates of 2·3 birds/ha in suitable... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2017). Flores Monarch (Symposiachrus sacerdotum). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/59230 on 25 September 2017).