French: Monarque des Saint-Matthias German: Weißbrustmonarch Spanish: Monarca de San Matías
Other common names: Mussau Monarch
Mussau Island, St Matthias Group.
Mussau I, in St Matthias Group (N Bismarck Archipelago).
14·5–15·5 cm. A small pied monarch, mostly white with blackish face, wings and tail. Forehead and lores to around eye, chin and throat are black, rest of head and face... read more
Loud harsh scolding notes and long quavering whistle, most similar to vocalizations of M.... read more
Forest, including secondary and degraded forest areas and regrowth areas along sides of roads and... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Food mainly small invertebrates and larvae. Actively forages in undergrowth and lower storey of forest trees; flicks wings... read more
Begging juveniles recorded in Jul. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in St Matthias Islands EBA. Common. Potentially at risk as its tiny global... read more
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