New World Warblers (Parulidae)

White-winged Warbler (Xenoligea montana) - HBW 15, p. 800

French: Petit Quatre-yeux German: Spiegelwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita Montana
Other common names: Hispaniolan Highland-tanager, White-winged Ground Warbler, Chapman's Warbler

Taxonomy: Microligea montana Chapman, 1917, Mount Tina, Azua, Dominican Republic.
Affinities uncertain. Differs morphologically from other members of family, and often thought to be better placed with the tanagers (Thraupidae); in particular, recent research indicates that it appears not to form part of a monophyletic parulid family. Species formerly included in genus Microligea, but now thought not to be particularly closely related to latter, despite some superficial plumage similarities; the two probably reached Hispaniola independently, rather than evolving from a common ancestor on the island. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mountains of Hispaniola.