French: Monarque des Kaï German: Weißschwanzmonarch Spanish: Monarca coliblanco
G. R. Gray, 1858,
Kai Is (Kai Kecil, Kai Besar, Baer), S of W New Guinea.
15–16 cm. A small to medium-sized, strikingly black-and-white monarch. Entire head and upperparts, including upperwing, are glossy bluish-black; central tail feathers... read more
A series of up to 4 clear, descending but drawn-out and high-pitched whistles; also a series of... read more
Woodland, from lowland primary and secondary forest and coastal, monsoon and hill forest to... read more
Food and feeding
Food mainly small invertebrates. Solitary or in pairs, also in mixed-species flocks. Forages within foliage at around middle-storey level,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Banda Sea Islands EBA. Common or very common, and found in all woodland... read more
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