Grey-crowned Palm-tanager (Phaenicophilus poliocephalus) - HBW 16, p. 326
French: Katje à couronne grise
Spanish: Cuatro-ojos Coronigrís
Other common names: Hispaniolan Palm-tanager (when treated as conspecific with P. palmarum)
Taxonomy: Dulus poliocephalus Bonaparte, 1851, Haiti.
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. palmarum; sometimes treated as conspecific, and hybridization between them occurs. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- coryi Richmond & Swales, 1924 - Gonâve I (off WC Hispaniola).
- poliocephalus (Bonaparte, 1851) - S peninsula of Haiti and immediately adjacent SW Dominican Republic; also island of Grande Cayemite.
- tetraopes Wetmore & Lincoln, 1932 - I à Vache (off SW Hispaniola).
- Near Threatened
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