French: Katje à couronne grise German: Grauscheitel-Palmtangare Spanish: Cuatroojos coronigrís
Other common names: Grey-crowned Tanager, Grey-crowned Warbler-tanager
See P. palmarum. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. coryi
Richmond & Swales, 1924 – Gonâve I (off WC Hispaniola).
P. p. poliocephalus
(Bonaparte, 1851) – S peninsula of Haiti and immediately adjacent SW Dominican Republic; also island of Grande Cayemite.
P. p. tetraopes
Wetmore & Lincoln, 1932 – Î-à-Vache (off SW Hispaniola).
17–18 cm; mean c. 31 g. Bill rather long, strong and sharply pointed. Has black forecrown, ocular area and ear-coverts forming large black mask, this highlighted by... read more
Call a brief “peee-u”, often doubled. During breeding season male gives an extended,... read more
Forested areas, forest borders, thickets, semi-open areas, mangroves, gardens in dry to humid zones... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, some fruits. Insect-seeking comprises more than 90% of foraging records, the rest fruit eating. Of five stomachs examined,... read more
Breeding reported in May–Jun on Gonâve and Jul in Haiti. Deep cup-nest thin-walled and frail (eggs visible from below) placed 1... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Hispaniola EBA. Locally common in Haiti; rare in Dominican Republic. In... read more
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