Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Least Concern

Palau Flycatcher (Myiagra erythrops)


French: Monarque des Palau German: Palaumonarch Spanish: Monarca de Palaos
Other common names: Mangrove Flycatcher

Myiagra erythrops

Hartlaub and Finsch

, 1868,

Palau Islands


Sometimes considered conspecific with M. oceanica (see above), M. pluto and the extinct †M. freycineti; differs from all in its much shorter tail (effect size for males −4.27, score 2, vs freycineti; −7.76, score 3, vs oceanica; and −11.79, score 4, vs pluto); rufous vs grey or blackish frons (3); rufous-orange eyering#R vs none (3); dull mid-brown vs brownish-grey, grey or slaty mantle to rump (2); paler grey crown (ns[2]); and song from description#R entirely different and indeed found to possess smallest frequency range (score 3) with vocabulary largely distinct (at least 1)#R. This arrangement is supported by molecular evidence#R#R. Monotypic.


Palau Is.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Palau Flycatcher (Myiagra erythrops). 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).