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).
15–16 cm. A medium-sized pied monarch with mostly white face and black throat. Male has forehead, lores to over eye, eyering and chin to throat black, crown black... read more
Song, similar to that of Myiagra alecto, a descending series of thin fine whistles, which... 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, or 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, constructed of plant fibres and lichens, bound with spider web, placed c. 1·5 m up in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Common or locally common to scarce. Unobtrusive and easily... read more
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