Loetoe Monarch Carterornis castus

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A striking black-and-white songbird with diagnostic bold white markings on the black face and a broad white panel in the black wings. Outer tail feathers white, and underparts white except for black throat. Female shows more extensive white facial markings and a rose flush to breast. Singles or pairs can be found high in forests of the lowlands and foothills, regularly joining mixed-species flocks. Unique within range in Tanimbar Islands. Song is a stuttering, rising “w’w’witcheuwit.” Also gives a shorter “witcheu” and characteristic monarch rasping calls, “grrrt-grrrt.”

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