Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Near Threatened

Yap Monarch (Metabolus godeffroyi)


Taxonomy

French: Monarque de Yap German: Yapmonarch Spanish: Monarca de Yap
Taxonomy:

Monarcha godeffroyi

Hartlaub

, 1868,

Yap, Caroline Islands

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Yap, in W Caroline Is.

Descriptive notes

15 cm. A small black-and-white monarch. Male has head to nape, neck side, chin and throat black, mantle, back and scapulars white, upperwing, rump, uppertail-coverts and tail... read more

Voice

Song a loud series of clear whistled phrases, “we’re here, we’re here” or “wheeo-wheereo”. Calls... read more

Habitat

Lowland forest, including secondary growth, scrub and mangroves.

Food and feeding

No information on diet. Stolid forager within forest, as the chestnut-plumaged monarchs; unlike many pied monarchs, does not use fluttering... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Yap Islands EBA. Common and widespread within small range; population in... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2017). Yap Monarch (Metabolus godeffroyi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59245 on 24 November 2017).