Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Lesser Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus vitiensis) - HBW 11, p. 300

French: Monarque des Fidji German: Fidschiwürgermonarch Spanish: Monarca de Fiji
Other common names: Fiji Shrikebill, Uniform Shrikebill

Taxonomy: Myiolestes vitiensis Hartlaub, 1866, Ovalau, western Fiji Islands.
Racial boundaries unclear; review needed. Twelve subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • wiglesworthi Mayr, 1933 - Rotuma (extreme N Fiji).
  • vitiensis (Hartlaub, 1866) - W Fiji (Viti Levu, Ovalau, Lomaiviti Group).
  • compressirostris (E. L. Layard, 1876) - Kadavu, Ono and Vanua Kula (SW Fiji).

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  • wiglesworthi Mayr, 1933 - Rotuma (extreme N Fiji).
  • vitiensis (Hartlaub, 1866) - W Fiji (Viti Levu, Ovalau, Lomaiviti Group).
  • compressirostris (E. L. Layard, 1876) - Kadavu, Ono and Vanua Kula (SW Fiji).
  • buensis (E. L. Layard, 1876) - Vanua Levu and Kioa (N Fiji).
  • layardi Mayr, 1933 - Taveuni.
  • pontifex Mayr, 1933 - Rabi and Qamea (NE Fiji).
  • vatuanus Mayr, 1933 - Lau Archipelago (Tuvuca, Yacata, Vatu Vara), in C Fiji.
  • nesiotes (Wetmore, 1919) - Lau Archipelago (S from Cicia).
  • fortunae (E. L. Layard, 1876) - Wallis and Futuna (Futuna, Alofi).
  • keppeli Mayr, 1933 - N Tonga (Niuatoputapu, Tafahi).
  • heini (Finsch & Hartlaub, 1870) - Tonga (Tofua).
  • powelli (Salvin, 1879) - American Samoa (Manu’a, Ofu, Olosega).