French: Solitaire siffleur German: Bartklarino Spanish: Solitario gorjirrufo
Myidestes [sic] genibarbis
Africa or India; error = Martinique
Subspecies and Distribution
M. g. solitarius
S. F. Baird, 1866 – Jamaica.
M. g. montanus
Cory, 1881 – Hispaniola.
M. g. dominicanus
Stejneger, 1882 – Dominica.
M. g. genibarbis
Swainson, 1838 – Martinique.
M. g. sanctaeluciae
Stejneger, 1882 – St Lucia.
M. g. sibilans
Lawrence, 1878 – St Vincent.
19–20·5 cm; 24–30 g. Nominate race has white crescent below eye, orange-flecked face, whitish chin and whitish base of submoustachial separated by dark... read more
Song, throughout year but most commonly in May, from concealed treetop perch, a “hauntingly... read more
Dense, moist montane forest, both pure broadleaf and broadleaf mixed with pine (Pinus),... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and insects. Vegetable food includes pokeberry (Phytolacca rivinoides) and palo amargo fruit (Colubrina berteroana... read more
Mar–Aug; May in Haiti, and May–Jul in E Caribbean. Cup-nest, usually placed in crevice, creeper, top of tree-fern or bromeliad... read more
Apparently at least a partial altitudinal migrant, in cold weather moving lower in Dominican... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA, Hispaniola EBA and Lesser Antilles EBA. Fairly common in Jamaica, and on Dominica, Martinique, St... read more
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