Family Australasian Robins (Petroicidae)

Near Threatened

New Britain Flyrobin (Monachella coultasi)


French: Miro de Nouvelle-Bretagne German: Bismarckuferschnäpper Spanish: Petroica torrentera de Nueva Bretaña

Monachella muelleriana coultasi


, 1934,

Andomgi River, Wide Bay, New Britain; altitude 2500 feet [c. 760 m]


Has been suggested for treatment as a full species#R, and this idea here supported, based on grey vs white hindcollar and (much more notably) rump (3); grey vs white breast to upper belly and also undertail-coverts (2); shade paler brown crown, wings and tail (1); slightly shorter wing in male (mean 92 mm, n=3, vs 95.8, n=10) (allow 1); reportedly different voice#R (allow 2). Monotypic.

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New Britain, in Bismarck Archipelago.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2018). New Britain Flyrobin (Monachella coultasi). 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 19 March 2018).