Vireos (Vireonidae)

Flat-billed Vireo (Vireo nanus) - HBW 15, p. 422

French: Viréo d'Hispaniola German: Schnäppervireo Spanish: Vireo de la Española

Taxonomy: Empidonax nanus Lawrence, 1875, Santo Domingo (= Dominican Republic).
This genus and Hylophilus sometimes placed together in a subfamily Vireoninae. Present species sometimes accorded a separate monotypic genus, Lawrencia. Closely related to eight other scrub-dwelling vireos, namely V. griseus, V. crassirostris, V. pallens, V. bairdi, V. caribaeus, V. modestus, V. gundlachii and V. latimeri. Monotypic.

Distribution: Hispaniola, principally along N & E coasts and the Neiba Valley, and Gonâve I.

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