French: Monarque terne German: Mussaumonarch Spanish: Monarca apagado
Other common names:
Lesser Shining Flycatcher
E. J. O. Hartert
Mussau, St Matthias Group, Bismarck Archipelago
St Matthias, in N Bismarck Archipelago.
15–17 cm. Male nominate race has plumage entirely black, upperparts glossed iridescent navy-blue; iris dark brown; bill slaty or pale blue, tip black and lower ... read more
Harsh tearing scold typical of genus, and a distinctive high-pitched, rather quiet, rapid trilling... read more
Occurs in native forest and at forest edge, as well as in secondary growth, ranging from sea-level... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous. Forages in forest understorey, by gleaning and snatching insects. Has been reported as joining mixed-species feeding flocks... read more
Very poorly known. Nest reported as being a cup similar to that of M. alecto, draped with moss, and often situated on a large leaf... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in St. Matthias Islands EBA and New Britain and New Ireland EBA. As an island species with a small global range,... read more
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