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Taxonomy of the Loggerhead Kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus) complex (Aves: Tyrannidae)Author(s): Orlando H. Garrido; James W. Wiley; George B. Reynard
Source: The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 121(4): 703-713
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: International Institute of Tropical Forestry
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DescriptionWe examined the complex of populations of the Loggerhead Kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus), a West Indian endemic. We separate populations in Puerto Rico and Isla Vieques (T. taylori), and Hispaniola (T. gabbii) as distinct species. Subspecific distinction is assigned to populations in Cuba, Isla de Pinos, and Cuban satellites (T. caudifasciatus caudifasciatus); Cayman Islands (T. c. caymanensis); Jamaica (T. c. jamaicensis); and the Bahamas (T. c. bahamensis) on the basis of differences in plumage coloration and pattern, size, vocalizations, and distribution.
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CitationGarrido, Orlando H.; Wiley, James W.; Reynard, George B. 2009. Taxonomy of the Loggerhead Kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus) complex (Aves: Tyrannidae). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 121(4): 703-713.
KeywordsPuerto Rico, West Indies, birds, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Bahamas, Cuba, Tyrannus
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