French: Tyran grosse-tête German: Haitischopftyrann Spanish: Copetón bobito
Has been considered conspecific with M. sagrae or with M. antillarum (see both). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. stolidus
(Gosse, 1847) – Jamaica.
M. s. dominicensis
(H. Bryant, 1867) – Hispaniola (Haiti, Dominican Republic) and adjacent islands (Gonâve, Tortue, Grande Cayemite, Î-à-Vache, Beata, Catalina, Saona).
20 cm; 19·3–26·3 g. Dark-backed Myiarchus with prominent wingbars. Nominate race has crown olive-green, only slightly (if at all) darker than back, mantle and... read more
Dawn song shows some similarity to those of M. sagrae (of both races), middle and terminal... read more
Lowland forest and forest edges; arid woodland, scrub and mangrove forest. Pine (Pinus)... read more
Food and feeding
Insects captured from a twig or leaf while in flight, by outward hover-gleaning. Also, fruits plucked while hovering.
Breeds Apr–Jun; gonads regressed in Jul and Aug. Nest in cavity in tree or in artificial structure (e.g. house). Clutch 3 or 4 eggs.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA and Hispaniola EBA. Common. In Jamaica, 75% of original forest cover already cleared, and remaining... read more
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