J. P. Verreaux, 1866,
St Lucia, Lesser Antilles.
Races sometimes treated as three separate species; blancoi, brunneicapillus and latirostris have occasionally been referred to as, respectively, portoricensis, latirostris and oberi, presumably in error. Existing evidence for separation into three species fairly strong, but requires supplementation: nominate latirostris has uniformly milky-rufous underparts (2); narrow milky-rufous rump (2); and smallest bill size (effect size –1.81, score 1), while blancoi differs from brunneicapillus in its reduced white on throat (1); and larger bill (effect size 0.2, score 1); moreover, songs appear to show constant and considerable differences, but samples of all taxa too small for confidence. Three subspecies recognized.
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