French: Monarque de San Cristobal German: Makiramonarch Spanish: Monarca de San Cristóbal ventriblanco
Makira Harbour, San Cristobal, Solomon Islands.
Makira (San Cristobal), in SE Solomon Is.
13–14 cm. Small flycatcher. Male has head, breast and entire upperparts black, glossed greenish-blue; underparts white; iris dark; bill greyish; legs dark grey. Female... read more
Call a rasping, repeated “zhay-zhay-zhay”. A fluid rattled “toi-toi-toi”... read more
Lowland and montane native forest, to 700 m, becoming commoner at higher elevations, and very... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Often in pairs. Quietly flycatches, hovers and gleans in forest canopy.
Pair feeding a large chick in nest in small isolated tree in forest clearing in Jun. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Still quite common in mountains, but extensive logging... read more
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