The Palmchat is the national bird of the Dominican Republic.

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The Palmchat is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, PALMCHATS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS Palmchat: Dulidae - Physical Characteristics = The only member of its family, the palmchat was first described in 1766. The bird is typically 7.5 to 8 inches (19 to 20 centimeters) long and has a fairly long tail. Its upper parts are olive brown, with a dark yellow-green area across its rump and on the edges of its primary wing feathers. More

The Palmchat, Dulus dominicus, is the sole member of the family Dulidae. It has a limited range on three islands in the Caribbean: Hispaniola, Gonâve Island and Saona Island. They are very social birds and will nest in large messy nests that they share. They will often roost in groups - wing to wing. They eat fruits and flowers - especially the flowers of epiphytic orchids. More

The Palmchat is endemic to the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean where it is common. In fact, it was the very first bird we saw in the Dominican Republic from our hotel in the capital city of Santo Domingo. It particularly favors Royal palms Roystonea, and gregarious gangs of Palmchats are frequent wherever the palms occur. They build large communal nests but our visit was apparently during the non-breeding season. More

The Palmchat, Dulus dominicus, is a small, long-tailed passerine bird, the only species in the genus Dulus and the family Dulidae. It is thought to be related to the waxwings, family Bombycillidae, and is sometimes classified with that group. The name reflects its strong association with palms for feeding, roosting and nesting. The Palmchat is the national bird of the Dominican Republic. More

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Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Palmchat :: Palmchat Palmchat Dulus dominicus = Described by: Linnaeus (1766) Alternate common name(s): Palm Chat Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Santo Domingo Botanical Garden, Dominican Republic - Date unknown More

CCC-SLP, the developers of PalmChat, have taken advantage of ALT-Chat's larger screen to make their popular vocabulary program even more powerful. Page layouts have gone from 30 to 36 keys (4x9). PalmChat now contains over 800 single words (300 core and 500 fringe or extended). Language Capabilities ALT-Chat™ meets the language and vocabulary needs of a wide variety of individuals. For the beginning communicator, you can customize pages with photos of the child's friends and environment. More

PalmChat is the first generative, core word vocabulary available for the ChatPC and is a major advancement for individuals who want a flexible language program without sacrificing device portability. Of course, ChatPC still contains it other symbol based, pre-programmed vocabulary files, including VocabPC by Gail Vantatenhove, M.S., CCC-SLP. More

Image # 17084: Palmchat on nest - 1/10/2005 - Nikkor VR 80-400mm lens with a Nikon D100. More

The palmchat (Dulus dominicus) is the only member of its genus and family. Todies and palmchats are the only two endemic bird families of the Caribbean. Because of the palmchat's evolutionary and taxonomic importance, the Dominican Republic (which occupies two thirds of the island of Hispaniola) has declared it the national bird. The palmchat was first described in 1766 by Linnaeus as a member of the genus Tanagra. In 1847 Haurtlaub classified it under its present genus, Dulus. More

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The PalmchatNational bird of Dominican Republic - The palmchat, the "Cigua Palmera" in Spanish, is the national bird of Dominican Republic, and its scientific name is "Dulus dominicus". This family is endemic of La Hispaniola, and there is only one member. The Cigua Palmera lives in any environment but prefers settling in the palm plantations. There are many of these on the Saona Island. Description The Palmchat is mostly small. More

Palmchat, a gregarious species in a monotypic family which builds huge stick nests and perhaps is related to the waxwings and silky-flycatchers; and Flat-billed Vireo, so unlike other vireos in behavior and bill shape that it was originally described as an Empidonax flycatcher. Our trip will also include a visit to one of the last strongholds of the endemic Ridgway's Hawk: the remote Parque de Los Haitises near the north coast, where, with luck, we may find this rare raptor. More

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The palmchat is the only member of its family and is found on just two Caribbean islands. This bird spends almost all their time up in the trees. The birds rest and roos in nests all year long. The perch so close sometimes that their bodies touch. PalmChat are generally very noisy and are among the most conspicuous birds on the islands of Hispaniola. More

The palmchat (Dulus dominicus) is found on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. It is brown on its uppersides and has a white belly and chest streaked with white. It eats fruits and berries. There are four species of silky-flycatchers. They are found in the woodlands of the Southwestern United States south to Panama. They have crests on their heads and range in color from black to gray to yellow. They eat insects and berries. More

Palmchat National bird of DR by Carole Boudreau This bird was not an easy one to capture he is very volatile, keep on hopping from branch to branch and tree to tree all the time, I always have my camera on handy so the last day of my vacation, early morning on the balcony, I got lucky and here he is in all More

PalmChat is a word-based vocabulary for ChatPC that is used to create sentences ‘on the fly.’ PalmChat was developed by Nancy L. Inman, M.A.T., CCC-SLP and Janet S. Lehr, M.S., CCC-SLP, both who are widely known for the their work in developing, implementing and teaching word-based vocabulary programs. PalmChat uses high-frequency core words to facilitate quick and easy sentence generation. It also includes nouns and adjectives that are organized in logical categories. More

The Palmchat is endemic to the island of Hispaniola and nearby Île de la Gonâve and Isla Saona. Is a noisy and conspicuous bird, easily seen in flocks in treetops throughout the island. Characteristics * A chunky bird, approximately 8 inches in size, dark brown above with an olive green wash on the wings. Its belly is cream-colored with heavy brown streaking. More

Palmchats are very sociable birds, often seen in small flocks containing several pairs which will roost closely together with their bodies in contact. Breeding The breeding season is mainly from March to June. The birds build large, messy, communal nests of twigs in the crowns of palms (mainly Royal Palms Roystonea sp.). Occasionally, in the absence of palms, other trees or even telephone poles, may be used. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Dulidae
Genus : Dulus
Species : dominicus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)