Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Canary Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus canariensis) - HBW 11, p. 651

French: Pouillot des Canaries German: Kanarenzilpzalp Spanish: Mosquitero Canario

Taxonomy: Phyllopneuste rufa canariensis Hartwig, 1886, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Forms a superspecies with, and until recently treated as conspecific with, P. collybita and P. ibericus; elevated to rank of full species on basis of bioacoustics, morphology and molecular biology. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • canariensis (Hartwig, 1886) - W Canary Is (La Palma, Hierro, Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria).
  • exsul E. J. O. Hartert, 1907 - Lanzarote, in NE Canary Is.