French: Tarier des Canaries German: Kanarenschmätzer Spanish: Tarabilla canaria
Other common names:
Canary Islands Stonechat
Fuerteventura, Mauritanice Dacos, Canary Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
S. d. murielae
Bannerman, 1913 – islands off N Lanzarote (Montaña Clara, Alegranza), in NE Canary Is.
S. d. dacotiae
(Meade-Waldo, 1889) – Fuerteventura, in E Canary Is.
11–12·5 cm. Male has blackish head and face with narrow white supercilium, broader white half-collar extending to white chin, greyish rump, remaining upperparts... read more
Song, by male, very similar to that of S. torquatus, a scratchy “bik-bizee-bizeeu... read more
Rocky hillsides with shrubby vegetation cover, typically of aulaga (Launaea arborescens),... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including caterpillars, ants, ichneumon flies, flies, centipedes, beetles and spiders. Food brought to nestlings includes... read more
Linked to timing and extent of winter rains, sometimes as early as Jan but mainly mid-Feb to late Mar, with dependent young as late as late... read more
Apparently sedentary. Old (1913) reports of individuals from islets of Alegranza and Montaña... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in the Madeira and the Canary Islands EBA. On basis of evidence in the... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!