New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Grey-throated Chat (Granatellus sallaei) - HBW 15, p. 799

French: Granatelle à plastron German: Weißbrauen-Waldsänger 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.