Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Near Threatened

Ogea Monarch (Mayrornis versicolor)


French: Monarque versicolore German: Rostbrustmonarch Spanish: Monarca versicolor
Other common names: Versicoloured Monarch

Mayrornis versicolor


, 1933,

Ogea Levu, eastern Fiji Islands


Recent phylogenetic study#R suggests this species may merit its own genus; study needed. Monotypic.


Fiji: Ogea Levu, Ogea Driki and Dakuiyanuya (S Lau Is).

Descriptive notes

12 cm. Small, delicate, greyish-and-buff monarch-flycatcher. Has cinnamon-buff or white eyering and loral area, white supraloral area; soft slaty-grey crown and upperparts,... read more


Vocal. Usual call a mild but far-carrying “tsic”, louder and more frequent when agitated; also a... read more


Limestone forest, often on forest edge; avoids village and agricultural lands.

Food and feeding

Insects. Often associated with mixed flocks with Myiagra vanikorensis, Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) and... read more


Fledgling observed in Jul. No other information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Fiji EBA. Has extremely small range (18 km²), but population healthy... read more

Recommended citation

Gregory, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Ogea Monarch (Mayrornis versicolor). 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 10 December 2018).