Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Stolid Flycatcher (Myiarchus stolidus) - HBW 9, p. 440

French: Tyran grosse-tête German: Haitischopftyrann Spanish: Copetón Bobito

Taxonomy: Myiobius stolidus Gosse, 1847, Jamaica.
Has been considered conspecific with M. sagrae, but usually treated as separate species on basis of vocal characters. Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA found nominate race to be more closely related to nominate race of M. sagrae, with race dominicensis as sister to race lucaysiensis of latter. Interestingly, dawn song of nominate race is similar to that of both races of M. sagrae. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • stolidus (Gosse, 1847) - Jamaica.
  • dominicensis (H. Bryant, 1867) - Hispaniola (Haiti, Dominican Republic) and adjacent islands (Gonâve, Tortue, Grande Cayemite, Beata).