Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Least Concern

Makira Monarch (Monarcha megarhynchus)


French: Monarque mégarhynque German: San-Cristóbal-Monarch Spanish: Monarca de San Cristóbal ventricastaño

Monarcha castaneiventris megarhynchus

Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert

, 1908,

Yanuta, Makira


Until recently treated as a race of M. castaneiventris, but genetically#R, morphologically and vocally distinct, with a longer bill, wing and tail (effect size for male bills 6.16, score 3); fractionally paler chestnut underparts (ns); and song with a larger frequency range (3) and different note shape (1)#R. Subsequent treatment as a race of M. ugiensis#R plausible on genetic and geographical grounds, but latter differs strongly in phenotype (see below). Monotypic.

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Makira (San Cristobal), in SE Solomons.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Makira Monarch (Monarcha megarhynchus). 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 on 20 November 2017).