French: Monarque à face noire German: Maskenmonarch Spanish: Monarca carinegro
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
E Australia; non-breeding SE New Guinea, D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago, Trobriand Is and Louisiade Archipelago, and NE Australia (E Cape York Peninsula).
16·5–19 cm; 21–29 g. A medium-sized to large, sluggish pale grey flycatcher with rufous underparts. Has black forehead and lores (not reaching to eye),... read more
Song a series of pleasant whistling notes, second note lower than first, followed by long ascending... read more
Lowland tropical and subtropical rainforest, gallery forest, eucalypt (Eucalyptus)... read more
Food and feeding
Food items mostly spiders (Araneae), beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), bugs (Hemiptera), including cicadids and cicadellids, also... read more
Season Oct–Mar. Territorial. Nest built by female, conical or cup-shaped, mostly of green moss, bark strips, grass, casuarina (... read more
Resident and partial migrant. Breeding visitor in SE Australia from mid-Aug/late Sept to early Apr... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common or fairly common; uncommon in SE Australia. Density of wintering population at New Guinea study site estimated at 2 birds/10 ha and in... read more
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