Grey-throated Chat (Granatellus sallaei) - HBW 15, p. 799
French: Granatelle à plastron
Spanish: Reinita Yucateca
Other common names: Grey-throated Warbler(!)
Taxonomy: Setophaga sallaei Bonaparte, 1856, Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico.
Placement of genus in present family has been questioned; in particular, recent research indicates that it appears not to form part of a monophyletic parulid family, and a more recent study suggests that it may belong with the cardinals (Cardinalidae). This species forms a superspecies with G. venustus and G. pelzelni. Proposed race griscomi (described from Cobán, in C Guatemala), is synonymized with boucardi. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- sallaei ( Bonaparte, 1856) - Atlantic slope of S Mexico (S Veracruz, Tabasco, E Oaxaca and N Chiapas).
- boucardi Ridgway, 1885 - Yucatán Peninsula S to C Guatemala and Belize.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A side view of a male singing. Locality Frontera Corozal, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp boucardi)
Josep del Hoyo 11 April 2009 3 years ago 55 sec 4.4
A male in a tree singing and flying away. Locality Frontera Corozal, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp boucardi)
Josep del Hoyo 11 April 2009 3 years ago 42 sec 3
The song of a male, almost invisible behind dense tree foliage Locality Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp boucardi)
Josep del Hoyo 27 September 2006 6 years ago 13 sec 1.8