French: Monarque de Truk German: Chuukmonarch Spanish: Monarca de la Truk
Other common names: Truk Monarch
Hombron and Jacquinot, 1841,
Roug (= Chuuk), Micronesia.
Chuuk Is, in Micronesia.
20 cm. Large, striking flycatcher. Male is nearly all white, with glossy blue-black face and throat, black primary tips; sometimes tinged pale salmon-pink or buff below; iris... read more
No well-defined song. Calls include human-like whistles slurred up or down, and plaintive,... read more
Upland native forest, well-developed stands of mangroves, atoll strand formations; rarely,... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded items include insects and lizards. Forages in small family groups, gleaning prey from foliage. Slow-moving and rather tame, but... read more
Breeding recorded Apr–Jul. Reported as strongly territorial; nest in tree with dense foliage. No other information.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in East Caroline Islands EBA. Widely but sparsely distributed on most of the high lagoon islands, as well as some of the outer... read more
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