Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Near Threatened

Makira Flycatcher (Myiagra cervinicauda)


Taxonomy

French: Monarque de San Cristobal German: Makiramonarch Spanish: Monarca de San Cristóbal ventriblanco
Taxonomy:

Myiagra cervinicauda

Tristram

, 1879,

Makira Harbour, San Cristobal, Solomon Islands

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Makira (San Cristobal), in SE Solomon Is.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Call a rasping, repeated “zhay-zhay-zhay”. A fluid rattled “toi-toi-toi”... read more

Habitat

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.

Breeding

Pair feeding a large chick in nest in small isolated tree in forest clearing in Jun. No other information.

Movements

Sedentary.

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

Recommended citation

Gregory, P. (2017). Makira Flycatcher (Myiagra cervinicauda). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59257 on 22 November 2017).