Fuerteventura Stonechat (Saxicola dacotiae) - HBW 10, p. 783
French: Tarier des Canaries
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.
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A close up of a male Locality Puertito de Los Molinos, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 25 December 2012 20 weeks ago 10 sec 4.3
A male perched in Tamarisk, then flying away Locality Barranco de la Torre, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (ssp decotiae)
Stuart Fisher 5 March 2008 4 years ago 32 sec 3.9
A worn male perched on a bush calling before flying away Locality Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (ssp dacotiae)
Stuart Fisher 6 March 2008 4 years ago 5 sec 3.6
A female perched briefly then flying away Locality Barranco de la Torre, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (ssp dacotiae)
Stuart Fisher 5 March 2008 4 years ago 8 sec 3