Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Least Concern

Black-tipped Monarch (Symposiachrus loricatus)


Taxonomy

French: Monarque de Buru German: Burumonarch Spanish: Monarca de Buru
Taxonomy:

Monarcha loricata

Wallace

, 1863,

Buru

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Buru, in S Moluccas.

Descriptive notes

18 cm. A medium-sized, strikingly black-and-white monarch. Crown and most of upperparts are deep blue-black; forehead and face black, black extending to throat and upper... read more

Voice

Not well known; a rich, descending “teoow” repeated several times in succession.

Habitat

Lowland and submontane primary forests and shrubby secondary-growth areas, also open areas with... read more

Food and feeding

Few data. Food mainly small invertebrates. Usually solitary or in pairs; forages in understorey of trees.

Breeding

One nest found, in Nov, a woven cup of fine black creeper tendrils, leaves and moss, c. 0·8 m from ground in slim sapling. Clutch 1–2... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Buru EBA. Fairly common within tiny range, but remains little known.

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2017). Black-tipped Monarch (Symposiachrus loricatus). 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/59235 on 22 November 2017).