French: Monarque des Samoa German: Samoamonarch Spanish: Monarca samoano
Samoa: Savaii, Upolu and Nu’utule.
13–15 cm. Male is glossy blue-black above, with dark back and rump glossed greenish, upperwing and tail black; intense rufous-chestnut throat and breast, white belly to... read more
Song is a quiet plaintive “see-see-see-see-see-see-see” series; call is a whistled... read more
Mature native forest and forest edge in lowlands and mountains; primarily in lowlands, preferring... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous. Forages alone or in pairs, mainly in lower levels and lower canopy; usually found perched upright in the open. Sallies to... read more
Begging juvenile seen in mid-Jul. Nest described as thin-walled and flimsy, made of plants stems with some interwoven moss and apparently... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Samoan Islands EBA. Formerly widespread on Savai’i and Upolu, where... read more
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