French: Monarque de Boano German: Boanomonarch Spanish: Monarca de Boano
Monarcha trivirgata boanensis
Boano I, off NW Seram, in S Moluccas.
16 cm. Small to medium-sized, black-and-white monarch. Has small white spot on side of forehead or bar across forehead; rest of head and upperparts, including upperwing and... read more
Song a clear “tjuuu-tjuuu” followed by a soft and prolonged buzzing trill fading after... read more
Remnant patches of dense, semi-evergreen secondary forest in gorges and valleys in foothills, to... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach of one specimen contained heteropteran bugs, beetles (Coleoptera), and larvae of small invertebrates. Occurs alone, in pairs or in... read more
Birds in full juvenile plumage, apparently together with parents, observed in Oct. No further information available.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Seram EBA. Very rare. First discovered in 1918, and not seen again until 1991; in survey in 1994, an estimated 5... read more
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