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Chuuk Monarch
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Male
Information
Common Name Truk Monarch
Range Chuuk, Micronesia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Monarchidae
Genus Metabolus
Species Metabolus rugensis
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Chuuk monarch or Truk monarch (Monarcha rugensis), is a species of monarch flycatcher in the Monarchidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Metabolus. It is endemic to the island of Chuuk in Micronesia.

The Chuuk monarch is a large monarch flycatcher, around 20 cm long. The plumage of this species is sexually dimorphic, with the male having almost entirely white plumage with a black face and throat and the female having entirely black plumage. The large bill is pale blue.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss, with the development of the island and the loss of its forest home.

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