French: Monarque des Banks German: Harlekinmonarch Spanish: Monarca de las Banks
G. R. Gray, 1870,
Vanua Lava, Banks Islands.
Banks Is and Vanuatu (S to Éfaté).
15 cm. Male has crown, back, breastband and tail black, upperwing black with broad golden-yellow wing patch, golden-yellow edging on inner primaries and secondaries; white... read more
A low, mournful, drawn-out thin quavering “treereeeee” whistle, and a harsh scolding... read more
Primary forest and secondary growth, from sea-level to 1200 m; occupies quite small wooded areas,... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous. Usually seen singly or in pairs, but sometimes in small parties; often in mixed-species flocks. Forages in substage and... read more
Breeds Aug–Jan. Inconspicuous conical cup nest made of vine tendrils, rootlets and twiglets, unlined, placed 2–5 m above ground... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Vanuatu and Temotu EBA. Poorly known. Seems fairly common in suitable habitat in Vanuatu; common on Santo but... read more
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