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Mayrornis versicolor

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Corvida
Superfamilia: Corvoidea
Familia: Monarchidae
Genus: Mayrornis
Species: Mayrornis versicolor

Name

Mayrornis versicolor Mayr, 1933

Vernacular names

Reference

American Museum Novitates no.651 p.19

The Ogea Monarch (Mayrornis versicolor) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is endemic to two islands, Ogea Driki and Ogea Levu, in the Lau Group of south eastern Fiji.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The species is little known, it feeds on insects and is thought to breed around July. The species is not thought to be threatened by habitat loss, instead it is considered vulnerable due to its tiny range and the prospect of introduced predators hunting it. It has been proposed that extra populations be established on other islands to act as a safeguard. It does not have a local name.
References

BirdLife International 2004. Mayrornis versicolor. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.

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