French: Monarque à capuchon German: Zweifarbenmonarch Spanish: Monarca encapuchado
Quoy and Gaimard, 1830,
Manokwari, north-west New Guinea.
Lowlands of New Guinea.
15–16·5 cm. A medium-sized, bluish-black and white monarch. Entire head to bib on centre of breast, and upperparts are glossy bluish-black; upperwing black,... read more
Song a series of monotone whistles, similar to that given by Papuan Treecreeper (Cormobates... read more
Lowland and hill forests to c. 375 m, locally to 1200 m.
Food and feeding
Food not well known, but mainly small invertebrates and larvae. Usually solitary except in breeding season; occasionally in mixed-species... read more
Season Aug and Sept. Only a handful of nests found, built from dark plant fibres, fine roots and moss, lined with fine epiphyte roots,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or locally common. Patchily distributed; absent from some areas where habitat apparently identical to that in places where the species is... read more
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