French: Monarque iphis German: Fleckenmonarch Spanish: Monarca de Ua Huka
Murphy and Mathews
Huahuna (= Ua Huka) Island, Marquesas
Ua Huka, in Marquesas Is.
17 cm. Dull-coloured flycatcher. Male is black, with indistinctly defined but obvious white belly and undertail-coverts; iris dark, grey eyering; bill and legs dark greyish.... read more
Calls include quiet low whistles and raspy chips. Song “chee-wheu, chee-weu, chee-weu, chee-chee-... read more
Breeds in wooded areas of S part of island, in thickets of fau (Hibiscus tiliaceus) and... read more
Food and feeding
Adult and larval insects, including ants (Hymenopteta); spiders (Araneae). Forages in dense brush, gleaning insects from branches or... read more
Usually breeds Jun–Nov. Actively defends territory. Nest made from vegetable fibres, animal hairs and wild cotton, placed 3–15... read more
Sedentary; immatures visit dry lowland vegetation and inland ridges.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Marquesas Islands EBA. Confined to Ua Huka, one small island of 82 km², where population estimated at... read more
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