Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Least Concern

Spot-winged Monarch (Symposiachrus guttula)


Taxonomy

French: Monarque à ailes tachetées German: Perlenflügelmonarch Spanish: Monarca alimoteado
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa guttula

Lesson and Garnot#R

, 1828,

Dorey [Manokwari], north-west New Guinea

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Plumage characters suggest possible close relationship to S. julianae. Monotypic.

Distribution:

New Guinea and satellite islands (West Papuan Is, islands in Geelvink Bay, Aru Is, D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago and Louisiade Archipelago).

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 14–18 g. A small grey-and-white monarch with black face and white on wing-coverts. Has forehead and forecrown to face, chin and throat black, sometimes... read more

Voice

Song a faint, slightly wavering single whistled note, usually introduced with short rising note,... read more

Habitat

Interior of lowland and submontane primary and secondary forests, also forest edges and clearings;... read more

Food and feeding

Food items not well known, but mostly small invertebrates and larvae. Forages alone, occasionally in pairs or in mixed-species flocks.... read more

Breeding

Season mainly Aug to late Nov; fledglings recorded also in Apr. Nest usually a deep cup of brown plant fibres and roots, animal hair and... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Common or locally common, but inconspicuous. Density in rainforest estimated at 20 individuals/10 ha.

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2017). Spot-winged Monarch (Symposiachrus guttula). 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/59228 on 25 September 2017).