Palau Flycatcher

Myiagra erythrops

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

MYIERY

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Palau Flycatcher has a very small range of just 440 square kilometers. Only found in Palau, this species is fairly common in mangroves and other lowland forest habitats. Resident on most islands in the country, the Palau Flycatcher has an estimated population of 46,000 individuals. This species appears to be fairly common, has a stable population, and has been given a conservation rating of Least Concern.

IBIRD EXPLORER GENERAL

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PHOTO SHARING AND DISCUSSION

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

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SUMMARY

Overview

Palau Flycatcher: Small monarch flycatcher with orange front, face, around eye, on throat, and on breast. Gray-white belly and vent. Blue-gray on back of crown, nape, back, and rump. Brown-gray wings and tail. Broad bill. Broad, medium-length wings. Medium-length tail. Female and juvenile like male but duller, more white on front and throat.

 

Range and Habitat

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Palau Flycatcher SONGS AND CALLS

Palau Flycatcher QQ2

Scolding call is a raspy, repeated "zhrick".

Palau Flycatcher QQ1

Song is a series of whistled "pwee-pwee-pwee".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"zhrick, zhrick"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Palau Flycatcher is only found on the island of Palau.
  • The Palauan name, Charmelachull, means "animal of the rain" and references this bird's tendency to sing in the rain.
  • This bird has been featured on a number of Palauan postage stamps.
  • A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

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BACKYARD BIRDING

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BIRDS AND BIRDING

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BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
VentX
Birds do not have two separate cavities for excrement and reproduction like humans do. In birds, there is one single entrance/exit that suits both functions called the vent, cloaca or anus.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X