IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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Biology

This conspicuously-coloured bird has been seen singly, in pairs, or most often, in flocks with other species such as the blue-headed fantail (Rhipidura cyaniceps) and lemon-throated leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus cebuensis). Although the diet of the celestial monarch is not known (2), it most likely makes short sallies into the air after flying insects, like other birds of the Monarchidae family (2) (4). Equally little is known about the breeding biology of this species. A pair of celestial monarchs was seen with a single fledging in Luzon in May, and an immature male was seen in December on the island of Negros. Males in reproductive condition have been found in April in Samar, and in May and late June on Mindanao (2).

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