Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Endangered

Biak Monarch (Symposiachrus brehmii)


Taxonomy

French: Monarque de Brehm German: Biakmonarch Spanish: Monarca de Brehm
Taxonomy:

Monarcha Brehmii

Schlegel

, 1871,

Biak Island, New Guinea

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Islands of Biak and Supiori (Geelvink Bay), in NW New Guinea.

Descriptive notes

17 cm. A boldly patterned, black and cream-white monarch. Has narrow yellowish-white line around rear of ear-coverts; rest of head down to breast, and upperparts to lower... read more

Voice

Little known; has a grating call typical of several monarchs.

Habitat

Little known. Most records from pristine lowland forest, but found also in degraded and second-... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet. Actively hawks and pursues insects in flight in middle and lower canopy levels of forest trees.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Geelvink Islands EBA. Scarce historically; only four recent records, of up to three individuals. Large areas of forest... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2017). Biak Monarch (Symposiachrus brehmii). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59237 on 20 November 2017).