Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Vulnerable

Tinian Monarch (Metabolus takatsukasae)


Taxonomy

French: Monarque de Tinian German: Tinianmonarch Spanish: Monarca de Tinian
Taxonomy:

Monarcharses takatsukasae

Yamashina

, 1931,

Tinian, Northern Marianas

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Tinian I, in S Northern Mariana Is.

Descriptive notes

15 cm. Forehead and crown to mantle, back and scapulars are dull greyish-brown, rump and uppertail-coverts white; upperwing and tail darker or blackish, median and greater... read more

Voice

Song, seemingly mostly in evening, a short whistled “tee-tee-wheeeooo” of 2 or 3 notes. Calls... read more

Habitat

Forest and all woodland and brush areas, including swamp-woodland, as well as introduced tangan-... read more

Food and feeding

Food mostly small invertebrates. Solitary, in pairs or in small groups with Rufous Fantails (Rhipidura rufifrons). Forages mostly... read more

Breeding

Eggs found in Jan and nestings in Aug. Three nests described, a deep cup made of dead leaves, plant fibres, moss and wool, one with some... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Mariana Islands EBA. Common and widespread. Total population estimated at c. 55,000 individuals in 1996, in all suitable... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2017). Tinian Monarch (Metabolus takatsukasae). 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/59246 on 23 September 2017).