French: Monarque des Bismarck German: Stirnschopfmonarch Spanish: Monarca de las Bismarck
P. L. Sclater
Duke of York Islands, Bismarck Archipelago
Bismarck Archipelago (New Hanover, New Ireland, Umboi, New Britain, Duke of York Is).
15–17·5 cm. A medium-sized pied monarch with mostly white face and black throat. Male nominate race has forehead, lores to over eye, eyering and chin to throat black,... read more
Song a descending series of thin fine whistles, and may be interspersed with shorter whistles,... read more
Lowland and hill primary semi-evergreen forests and bamboo thickets; to c. 1380 m on New Britain,... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Solitary, in pairs, occasionally in mixed-species flocks. Forages in lower and middle levels of forest trees; very active in... read more
Season mainly Aug–Jan. Nest cup-shaped, made of plant fibres and lichens, bound with spider web, placed c. 1·5 m up in vertical fork... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Common or locally common to scarce. Unobtrusive; easily overlooked.
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