Thrushes (Turdidae)

Fuerteventura Stonechat (Saxicola dacotiae) - HBW 10, p. 783

French: Tarier des Canaries German: Kanarenschmätzer Spanish: Tarabilla Canaria
Other common names: Canary Islands Stonechat/Chat, Meade-Waldo’s Chat

Taxonomy: Pratincola dacotiae Meade-Waldo, 1889, Fuerteventura, Mauritanice Dacos, Canary Islands.
Has been treated as a race of S. torquatus, from which evidently derived, but level of morphological distinctiveness sufficient to warrant full species status. Individual variability high; named race murielae, based on specimens collected in Jun 1913 on Montaña Clara and Alegranza (both off N Lanzarote), appears to fall within range of variation of Fuerteventura population. Monotypic.

Distribution: Fuerteventura, in E Canary Is.