Order Passeriformes

Family Phaenicophilidae

Hispaniolan Tanagers
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Recently resurrected#R for the two species of Phaenicophilus, traditionally included in Thraupidae, and expanded to include Xenoligea and Microligea, imported from Parulidae. All are Hispaniolan endemics that share olive upperparts, greyish underparts and a broken white eyering; they also group together genetically#R#R. Some authors also include some or all of the taxa currently constituting Spindalidae, Nesospingidae and Calyptophilidae; these taxa are probably each other’s closest relatives but appear to have separated in distant past, and are probably more realistically treated as separate families#R.

Recommended citation

(2019). Hispaniolan Tanagers (Phaenicophilidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1343555 on 16 December 2019).