French: Monarque schistacé German: Vanikoromonarch Spanish: Monarca pizarroso
Vanikoro Island, Santa Cruz Islands
Vanikoro and small satellite island of Teanu, in S Santa Cruz Is (extreme E Solomons).
13–14 cm. Plumage is mainly dull slate-grey, with broad ill-defined pale eyering and lores, short dark grey moustachial stripe; underparts slightly paler, undertail-... read more
Noisy, one call described as a typical monarchine musical rasp, a scolding “scha-scha” and a... read more
Primary forest and secondary growth in lowlands and mountains to 450 m, perhaps only in regrowth... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous. Forages in canopy and subcanopy, often with mixed-species flocks or with Rufous Fantails (Rhipidura rufifrons);... read more
Juveniles seen in Nov. No other information.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Vanuatu and Temotu EBA. Total population estimated at c. 5,000 individuals, but... read more
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