French: Monarque acier German: Erzmonarch Spanish: Monarca acerado
Other common names:
E. P. Ramsay
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
M. f. cinerea
(Mathews, 1928) – Buka I and Bougainville I.
M. f. ferrocyanea
E. P. Ramsay, 1879 – Choiseul, Isabel and Guadalcanal, in Solomon Is.
M. f. feminina
Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1901 – New Georgia Is (W Solomons).
M. f. malaitae
Mayr, 1931 – Malaita (E Solomons).
13 cm. Small flycatcher with upright posture. Male nominate race has head, upperparts and upper breast black with purplish gloss, underparts white; iris dark brown; bill grey... read more
Usual call a rising or falling drawn-out whistle, e.g. “tuuu-iii”, given 2–6 times,... read more
Native forest and forest edges, secondary growth, native gardens, tall mangroves and coastal... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Frequents mainly canopy and outer foliage, but comes to middle stratum, sometimes within a few metres of ground on top of small... read more
Nest-building on Buka in Dec. Nest a shallow cup of vegetable fibres and bark, bound with spider webs and lined with finer fibres,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Uncommon on Buka and Bougainville. Fairly common and more widespread in Solomons, although... read more
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