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Black-and-white Monarch

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Alternative name: Solomons Monarch1

Symposiachrus barbatus

Monarcha barbatus


[edit] Identification

14–16·5 cm (5½-6½)

  • Black and white overall plumage
  • Large white wing patch

[edit] Distribution

Found on several of the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Monarcha.

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized2:

  • S. b. barbatus:
  • S. b. malaitae:
  • Malaita (Solomon Islands)

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland primary and tall secondary forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of small invertebrates.

[edit] References

  1. Gill, F. and M.Wright. 2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691128278
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)

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