French: Monarque à crête bleue German: Azurscheitelmonarch Spanish: Monarca crestiazul
Other common names:
E. L. Layard
Taveuni, Fiji Islands
Taveuni (N Fiji).
15–17 cm; 9·5–16 g. Distinctive small flycatcher. Male nominate race is dark slate-blue above, with slightly iridescent bright azure crest and cheek... read more
Song a whistled “weet-weet-weet-weet-weet-weet” or a long drawn-out harsher slurred... read more
Native mature forest in hills and mountains; usually in denser forest than that inhabited by... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, also spiders (Araneae). Generally found in pairs or as family groups of three individuals; joins mixed-species feeding flocks with... read more
May–Jan. Nest built by both sexes, a delicate cup-shaped structure of fine black fibres, often lined with feathers, placed low down... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Fiji EBA. Uncommon species of mature forest, avoiding regrowth and disturbed areas. Strangely absent from the... read more
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