French: Monarque des Moluques German: Molukkenmonarch Spanish: Monarca moluqueño
G. R. Gray, 1861,
Proposed race seranensis [sic] (Seram) synonymized with goramensis. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. g. galeata
G. R. Gray, 1861 – N Moluccas: Morotai, Halmahera, Ternate, Bacan, Bisa and Obi.
M. g. buruensis
E. J. O. Hartert, 1903 – Buru (S Moluccas).
M. g. goramensis
Sharpe, 1879 – Ambon, Seram and Boano; old record from Kai Kecil (S Moluccas).
14 cm. Small myiagra. Male nominate race is dark grey above, with dark greenish crown, darker on forehead, lores and ear-coverts; entirely white below; iris dark; bill and... read more
Nominate race on Halmahera has loud series of monotonous single whistles, “teu-teu-teu-teu... read more
Wooded habitats; often found in second growth and coastal scrub, also forest in coastal lowlands... read more
Food and feeding
Known to be insectivorous, but few other data available. Usually in pairs; joins mixed-species feeding flocks. Active canopy forager, but... read more
Pair observed while attending a nest in N Seram in mid-Jun, nest placed 4·5 m up on horizontal limb; on Halmahera, nest found in Apr... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Banda Sea Islands EBA, Buru EBA, Seram EBA and Northern Maluku EBA. Common on Halmahera, fairly... read more
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