French: Monarque roux German: Fuchsmonarch Spanish: Monarca rufo
A. B. Meyer, 1874,
Rubi, Geelvink Bay, New Guinea.
Retained in genus Monarcha by some authors#R. Monotypic.
N, WC & SW New Guinea.
18 cm. Large, long-tailed and almost entirely rufous monarch. Male has grey crown, plain warm rufous upper forehead and forecrown, face and neck side, black lower forehead,... read more
Call a rapid series of 4–6 harsh, buzzy notes, “chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe”, frequently... read more
Lowland rainforest and swamp-forest, usually in forest interior; from sea-level to c. 280m in... read more
Food and feeding
Food largely unknown, but mainly small to medium-sized invertebrates. Alone or in pairs, and in mixed-species flocks consisting mostly of... read more
Nests found in Aug; a mossy cup placed up to 3 m from ground in fork of small sapling. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or local, with patchy distribution. Absent from Vogelkop.
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