French: Monarque de Lesson German: Schwarzschwanzmonarch Spanish: Monarca de Lesson
G. R. Gray
Viti Levu, Fiji
Subspecies and Distribution
M. l. lessoni
(G. R. Gray, 1846) – Fiji (except Rotuma, Lau Archipelago and large islands of Gau, Koro, Matuku, Totya, Kabara and Vulaga).
M. l. orientalis
Mayr, 1933 – Moala Group and Lau Archipelago.
12–13 cm; 9·5–14·5 g. Plumage is clean slaty grey, darker above, with prominent white eyering, white lores, and black tail with white sides and... read more
A harsh scolding “tsic tsic tsic tsic” chatter with an occasional churr; also makles a... read more
Forest, also well-wooded parks and gardens, from lowlands to mountains. On smaller islands occupies... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insectivorous; small quantities of fruit also taken. Joins mixed-species flocks with white-eyes (Zosterops) and... read more
Nesting from early dry season to middle of wet season; presumed juvenile apparently food-begging in Jan. Nest consists of fine fibres or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Fiji EBA. Fairly common. Recorded from all eleven Important Bird Areas within its geographical range; usually... read more
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