Vireos (Vireonidae)

Thick-billed Vireo (Vireo crassirostris) - HBW 15, p. 418

French: Viréo à bec fort German: Dickschnabelvireo Spanish: Vireo Piquigrueso
Other common names: Large-billed Vireo

Taxonomy: Laniovireo crassirostris H. Bryant, 1859, New Providence, Bahama Islands.
This genus and Hylophilus sometimes placed together in a subfamily Vireoninae. Closely related to eight other scrub-dwelling vireos, namely V. griseus, V. pallens, V. bairdi, V. caribaeus, V. modestus, V. gundlachii, V. latimeri and V. nanus; probably closest to V. griseus, which has been treated as conspecific. Race approximans of V. pallens has sometimes been placed with this species, but is morphologically and vocally distinctive, and may represent a separate species. Five subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • crassirostris ( H. Bryant, 1859) - Bahama Is.
  • stalagmium Buden, 1985 - Caicos Is.
  • tortugae Richmond, 1917 - Tortuga I, off NW Hispaniola.

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  • crassirostris ( H. Bryant, 1859) - Bahama Is.
  • stalagmium Buden, 1985 - Caicos Is.
  • tortugae Richmond, 1917 - Tortuga I, off NW Hispaniola.
  • cubensis Kirkconnell & Garrido, 2000 - Cayo Paredón Grande, off N Cuba.
  • alleni Cory, 1886 - Cayman Is.