French: Monarque satiné German: Seidenmonarch Spanish: Monarca satinado
Timor; error = Sydney, Australia
E Australia (mainly from NE New South Wales S along coast to S Victoria and extreme SE South Australia) and Tasmania; non-breeding N & E New Guinea (including D’Entrecasteaux Is and Louisiades), Bismarck Archipelago and, very sparsely, coastal E Australia (S to about Brisbane area).
17·5 cm; 17–18 g. Large myiagra. Male is uniformly glossy blue-black on head and upperparts, blue-black from chin to breast, with very sharp concave demarcation... read more
Song a sharp metallic rising whistle, “choo-ee, choo-ee choo-ee” or “pwee pwee... read more
Tall, wet sclerophyll forest, native eucalypt (Eucalyptus) woodlands and densely vegetated... read more
Food and feeding
Food arthropods; seeds occasionally eaten. Occurs singly or in loose pairs, occasionally in small parties of 3–4 individuals. Usually... read more
Oct–Feb; single-brooded. Nest built by both sexes, a cup of shredded grass and bark, moss and spider webs, decorated with lichen,... read more
Migratory. Post-breeding movement N in Feb–Apr to non-breeding areas largely in NE Australia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon breeder in wet forest in SE Australia and Tasmania. Populations reduced by habitat loss or damage caused by logging of old-growth forests in... read more
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