Tinian monarch

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Tinian monarch
Tinian Monarch Monarcha takatsukasae photographed on Tinian Island in 2012 by Devon Pike.jpg
Tinian monarch (Monarcha takatsukasae)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Monarcha
Species: M. takatsukasae
Binomial name
Monarcha takatsukasae
(Yamashina, 1931)

The Tinian monarch or Tinian flycatcher (Monarcha takatsukasae) or Chuchurikan Tinian in Chamorro is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is endemic to Northern Mariana Islands, and found only on the island of Tinian. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

It is threatened by habitat loss. The Tinian monarch has been delisted as endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services, see the Draft Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan. The current population of Tinian monarchs is estimated to be over 38,000 individuals.


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