Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Near Threatened

Malaita Monarch (Symposiachrus malaitae)


French: Monarque de Malaita German: Malaitamonarch Spanish: Monarca de Malaita

Monarcha barbata malaitae


, 1931,



Hitherto treated as conspecific with S. barbatus, but differs in the black extending slightly lower on breast and connecting at sides to black of carpal, isolating the patch of white moustachial and side-collar (2); slight white scalloping on black of lower breast (1); all-white outer four rectrices vs white tips on outer two rectrices (3); and slightly larger size#R (allow 1). Monotypic.

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Malaita, in E Solomons.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Malaita Monarch (Symposiachrus malaitae). 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 17 November 2017).