French: Konichon dominicain German: Dominikanerschmätzertangare Spanish: Tangara dominicana
Phœnicophilus [sic] frugivorus
Villa Rivas, Dominican Republic
Subspecies and Distribution
C. f. frugivorus
(Cory, 1883) – Dominican Republic, in Cordillera Central E to Reserva Científica de Ebano Verde and S to Sierra de Ocoa; also Samaná Peninsula, on NE coast (where no recent records).
C. f. abbotti
Richmond & Swales, 1924 – Gonâve I (off WC Hispaniola); no recent records.
C. f. neibae
J. Bond & Dod, 1977 – Sierra de Neiba, in W Dominican Republic and possibly adjacent Haiti.
c. 17–19 cm; 26·3–38·6 g. Dull species with rather long and pointed bill and large, strong legs and feet; long tail, slightly rounded at tip, imparts a general shape not... read more
Song, heard mostly at dawn, given by both sexes. Songs of the two races differ somewhat, but... read more
Thick undergrowth of mountain forest and dense vegetation along streams and ravines; reported as... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds primarily on insects and other invertebrates; takes only very small amount of fruit (despite scientific name). One stomach contained... read more
Season probably May–Jul. One nest, believed to be of this species, was cup-shaped, placed 0·6 m above ground in a fern at edge of a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Hispaniola EBA. Rare to locally common. Nominate race has not been... read more
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