French: Monarque de Richards German: Kappenmonarch Spanish: Monarca de Richards
E. P. Ramsay
Rendova, Solomon Islands
New Georgia Is (Vella Lavella, Ranongga, Gizo, Kolombangara, New Georgia, Vangunu, Gatukai Group, Rendova and Tetepare), in W Solomons.
17 cm. Small to medium-sized, striking, glossy blue-black monarch with conspicuous white on head. Has forecrown to nape pure white, forehead and face to centre of breast,... read more
Disyllabic rising and then falling whistle, “pwiu-o” or “wuwui”, slightly... read more
Primary and secondary semi-evergreen forest from sea-level to c. 1100 m, but less common in hills. read more
Food and feeding
Food items not well known; mainly small invertebrates. Usually in pairs, mostly in small parties and mixed-species foraging flocks,... read more
One nest found, in late Oct, a deep cup of plant fibres, fine grasses and gossamer, placed c. 1 m above ground in fork of slender sapling... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Common or locally common; undoubtedly declining as a result of the rapid rate of logging... read more
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