Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Black-crowned Palm-tanager (Phaenicophilus palmarum) - HBW 16, p. 325

French: Katje à couronne noire German: Schwarzscheitel-Palmtangare Spanish: Cuatro-ojos Coroninegro
Other common names: Hispaniolan Palm-tanager (when treated as conspecific with P. poliocephalus)

Taxonomy: Turdus palmarum Linnaeus, 1766, Cayenne; error = Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Recent molecular-genetic studies suggest that this genus and Nesospingus, Chlorospingus and Spindalis form a monophyletic clade that is sister to several New World warbler (Parulidae) genera (including Dendroica, Basileuterus and Vermivora), and are not closely related to other genera of present family. This species forms a superspecies with P. poliocephalus; sometimes treated as conspecific, and hybridization between them occurs. Monotypic.

Distribution: Haiti (E from Morne d’Enfer, on W edge of Massif de la Selle) and Dominican Republic (including Saona I).

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