French: Tchitrec des Seychelles German: Seychellenparadiesschnäpper Spanish: Monarca de las Seychelles
La Digue and reintroduced in Denis#R (sporadic reports also Marianne, Félicité and Praslin), in Seychelles.
Male 20 cm (excluding elongated central rectrices, which project up to 22 cm beyond others), female 17–20 cm; c. 18 g. Male is all black with blue sheen, and very long... read more
Call a harsh “zweet”; song a repeated piping whistle, “pli-li-pli-pli”;... read more
Native high-canopy broadleaf woodland (at least 17 m tall), primarily of badamier (Terminalia... read more
Food and feeding
Adult diet 90% insects and 10% spiders (Araneae). Great majority of prey items (88·5%) smaller than 1 cm, 8·4% c.1–2 cm... read more
Breeds in all months but with concentration (63%) during wettest period, Nov–Apr, very rarely in driest months (Jul–Aug); c. 3... read more
Resident; some dispersal indicated by attempted recolonization of Marianne I.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Granitic Seychelles EBA. First described from Praslin I, in 1860s, then present also on islands of La Digue,... read more
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