Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Critically Endangered

Cerulean Paradise-flycatcher (Eutrichomyias rowleyi)


French: Tchitrec de Rowley German: Blaumonarch Spanish: Monarca de Rowley

Zeocephus rowleyi

A. B. Meyer

, 1878,

Tabukan, Sangihe, north of Sulawesi




Sangihe I, N of Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

18 cm. Has incomplete white eyering, broken above and bulging in front of and behind eye; many long rictal bristles at base of bill; head dark cerulean-blue, forehead lighter... read more


Contact calls most commonly heard; typical call (most often heard from feeding groups, and when... read more


Broadleaf tropical hill rainforest on steep slopes in deep valleys and valley bottoms with streams... read more

Food and feeding

Diet appears to consist mostly of small invertebrates; the only identified prey an orthopteran c. 7 cm long. Mostly in small single-species... read more


Few data. Single fledged juveniles seen fed by adults in early Oct and early Dec. Two nests found in understorey trees most likely belonged... read more


Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Sangihe and Talaud EBA. For over a century known only from type specimen, and feared extinct after searches in... read more

Recommended citation

Moeliker, K. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Cerulean Paradise-flycatcher (Eutrichomyias rowleyi). 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 on 23 January 2019).