|Tinian monarch (Monarcha takatsukasae)|
Taxonomy and systematics
Some authorities consider the Tinian monarch to belong to the genus Metabolus. Alternate names include Tinian flycatcher and Tinian Island monarch.
Distribution and habitat
The Tinian monarch was formerly endemic to Tinian until introduced to Guguan, Northern Mariana Islands in 2015 and 2016 where it has now bred successfully. The natural habitats of the Tinian monarch are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.
The Tinian monarch is threatened by habitat loss and is assessed as Vulnerable by the IUCN. It has been delisted as endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 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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