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Black-crowned tanager (Phaenicophilus palmarum)
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Phaenicophilidae
Genus: Phaenicophilus
Strickland, 1851
Type species
Turdus palmarum[1]
Linnaeus, 1766

Phaenicophilus is a genus of birds that was formerly placed in the family Thraupidae, but is now placed in the Hispaniolan tanager family Phaenicophilidae. Its members are known as palm-tanagers.

The genus Phaenicophilus was introduced by the English geologist and naturalist Hugh Edwin Strickland in 1851.[2] The type species was subsequently designated as the black-crowned palm-tanager.[3]

The genus contains the following species:[4]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Phaenicophilus palmarum Black-crowned palm-tanager Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Phaenicophilus poliocephalus Grey-crowned palm-tanager Haiti and the Dominican Republic


  1. ^ "Phaeenacophilidae". The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-07-16.
  2. ^ Strickland, Hugh Edwin (1851). "Ornithological notes". Contributions to Ornithology. 3–4: 103-104 [104].
  3. ^ Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1970). Check-list of Birds of the World. Vol. 13. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 277.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (December 2023). "Caribbean "tanagers", Wrenthrush, Yellow-breasted Chat". IOC World Bird List Version 14.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 22 January 2024.
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