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Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra)

Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra)

Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra)

Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra) - Female Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra)

Class: Aves
Family: Corvidae
Common Name: Tahiti Monarch
Genus: Pomarea
Species Name: nigra

About The Tahiti Monarch

Like other flycatchers, the Tahiti monarch has a diet of insects, which get plucked from the leaves and branches of the forest canopy and undergrowth (2). They defend areas of a few hectares, identifying themselves and their whereabouts with their melodic singing, and will move from tree to tree within the territory, occasionally emitting an alarm call (4). Between October and February one egg is laid in a cup-shaped nest made of moss and decorated with cobwebs. The egg is incubated for 15 – 17 days, and three weeks after hatching the young will fledge (2).

Rights Holder: Wildscreen

Trips Where Observed

French Polynesia

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Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra)Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra) - Female
Saw 5 of them in one of their last habitats.


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