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Small Flycatcher (Monarch). Dark body, with a blue sheen. Rufous breast and a striking white vent. Female paler and rufous covers throat only. Small, black bill and legs.
Birdlife International sites this species as Vulnerable. It is endemic to Samoa (not American Samoa). Was common in the 80s, but has undergone a disastrous decline since the cyclones of 1990-91.
Mostly rainforest, but likes to perch in clearings. Can visit quiet villages, which tend to be set in rainforest anyway.
Voice: Fluty whistling song. Buzzing call, which often alternates. One should see this species, despite it's scarcity. It tends to perch in the open. Small and active.
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