Until recently was considered conspecific with B. anthracinus, but differs in its overall browner plumage with more, and more conspicuous, pale feather tips (2); much larger white underwing patch (2); presence of ill-defined malar stripe (2); lack of any mottled rufous panel in wing (ns); alarm call consisting of 3–4 notes vs 9–24 in nominate anthracinus#R (allow 2); smaller size (fide published measurements#R) (at least 1). Monotypic.
Cuba and I of Pines.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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