Oriente Warbler (Teretistris fornsi) - HBW 15, p. 777
French: Paruline d'Oriente
Spanish: Reinita de Oriente
Taxonomy: Teretistris fornsi Gundlach, 1858, eastern Cuba.
Relationships of genus unclear; placement in present family recently questioned, as a detailed study indicates that it appears not to form part of a monophyletic family clade. Forms a closely related species pair with T. fernandinae. Birds from Pico Turquino, in SW of range, recently proposed as race turquinensis, allegedly slightly larger and longer-tailed than others, also darker, more sooty grey on crown and upperparts and with grey (rather than brownish) wash on rear flanks; further study required. Treated as monotypic.
Distribution: E Cuba.
- Least Concern Enlarge map