French: Monarque de Tahiti German: Tahitimonarch Spanish: Monarca de Tahití
W Tahiti, in Society Is.
15 cm. Plumage is entirely metallic black; iris dark; bill pale blue; legs bluish-grey. Sexes alike. Immature is rufous-cinnamon, with paler belly, brownish upperwing,... read more
Song strong, complex and melodious; reported as similar to that of Tahiti Reed-warbler (... read more
Native subtropical/tropical moist forest dominated by fau (Hibiscus tiliaceus) and the... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including caterpillars. Forages in both canopy and undergrowth; gleans from leaves and branches. Tail occasionally fanned.... read more
Season Oct–Feb. Nest cup-shaped, made of moss, decorated with cobwebs, usually placed in mara tree. Clutch 1 egg; incubation 15... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Society Islands EBA. Confined to four valleys. Global population as low as 21 individuals in 1997, since when... read more
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