Palau Flycatcher

Myiagra erythrops

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

MYIERY

ITIS

Egg Color:

Yellow-buff



Number of Eggs:

1 - 2



Incubation Days:

14



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

Nest is built on a horizontal branch in a small tree or bush about 7 feet above ground.



Nest Material:

Grass, strips of bark, spiderwebs, lichen and moss.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

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, medium-length bill, and large black eye. Broad, medium-length wings. Medium-length tail. Rather short, black-gray legs and feet. Feeds on a variety of insects. Forages by flying out to catch prey in the air with its bill, and gleaning food items from leaves.

Breeding and Nesting

Palau Flycatcher: One to two yellow-buff eggs with small brown spots are laid in a small cup-shaped nest constructed with grass, strips of bark, spiderwebs, lichen, and moss. The nest is built on a horizontal branch in a small tree or bush about seven feet above the ground. Incubation is carried out by both sexes, probably for 14 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Palau Flycatcher: Feeds on insects. Forages by flitting through trees and bushes, often high above the ground. When an insect is seen, it flies into the air to snap it up with its bill. It also gleans insects from leaves.

Vocalization

Palau Flycatcher: Alarm call is a raspy, repeated "zhrick". Song is a series of whistles.

Similar Species

Barn Swallow has a shorter bill, long primaries, and rufous only on the head and throat. Gray-streaked Flycatcher has brown upperparts and long primaries.

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