Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Least Concern

Rennell Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus hamlini)


Taxonomy

French: Monarque de Rennell German: Rennellmonarch Spanish: Monarca de la Rennell
Taxonomy:

Pinarolestes hamlini

Mayr

, 1931,

Rennell Island, Solomon Islands

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Rennell I, in extreme S Solomons.

Descriptive notes

19 cm. Large warm orange-brown shrikebill with large, long and vertically compressed bill slightly hooked at tip. Male has glossy black forehead, face, chin and upper throat... read more

Voice

Song, before dawn and through day, a descending wavering mournful whistle, often 3 notes repeated... read more

Habitat

Understorey of primary forest with dense undergrowth; also regrowth areas.

Food and feeding

Little information. Singles and pairs forage in understorey, often with mixed-species flocks.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Rennell and Bellona EBA. Fairly common in tiny range. No immediate threats, provided that the habitat is kept... read more

Recommended citation

Gregory, P. (2017). Rennell Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus hamlini). 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/59216 on 23 September 2017).