Palmchat (Dulidae)

Palmchat (Dulus dominicus) - HBW 10, p. 331

French: Esclave palmiste German: Palmenschwätzer Spanish: Sigua Palmera

Taxonomy: Tanagra dominica Linnaeus, 1766, Santo Domingo, Hispaniola.
Taxonomic position debated. Generally considered to be allied to families Bombycillidae and Ptilogonatidae, and sometimes included as a subfamily within former. Birds from I de la Gonâve (off W Haiti) described as race oviedo, but appear inseparable from those elsewhere in species’ range. Monotypic.

Distribution: Hispaniola, including I de la Gonâve and Saona I.

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