The Palmchat, Dulus dominicus, is a small, long-tailed passerine bird, the only species in the genus Dulus and the family Dulidae. Carl Linnaeus (Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as, May 23 new style (13 May old style 1707 who laid the foundations for Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. It is thought to be related to the waxwings, family Bombycillidae, and is sometimes classified with that group. For the Seattle band featuring Rocky Votolato, see Waxwing (band. For the Seattle band featuring Rocky Votolato, see Waxwing (band. The name reflects its strong association with palms for feeding, roosting and nesting. Arecaceae or Palmae (also known by the name Palmaceae, which is taxonomically invalid or commonly palm tree) the palm family is a family of Flowering
The Palmchat is the national bird of the Dominican Republic.
Palmchats are about 20 cm (8 inches) in length. They are olive-brown above, and cream-buff, heavily streaked with brown, below. Their rumps and the edges of their primary feathers are dark yellow-green. They have strong yellow bills and russet eyes. Russet is a brown color with a reddish tinge See also List of colors Russet potato They lack the soft silky plumage of the waxwings or silky-flycatchers. The silky-flycatchers are a small family of Passerine Birds which occur mainly in Central America, although the range of one Species, the Adults are alike in appearance; immature birds have dark throats. 
The species is endemic to the island of Hispaniola (politically divided between the Dominican Republic and Haiti), including the adjacent Saona and Gonâve Islands, where it is common and widespread. This article is a parent page for a series of articles providing information about Endemism among birds in the World's various zoogeographic zones Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest and most populous Island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti ( English: ˈheɪ·tiː or haɪ·ˈjiː·tiː French Haïti a·i·ti Haitian Creole: Saona Island or Isla Saona is a Tropical Island located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic Gonâve Island (Île de la Gonâve is an island of Haiti located to the west-northwest of Port-au-Prince in the Gulf of Gonâve. It inhabits areas from sea-level to 1500 m asl where palm savannas can be found, or other open areas with scattered trees. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The term above mean sea level ( AMSL) refers to the Elevation (on the ground or Altitude (in the Air) of any object relative to the A savanna or savannah is a Tropical or Subtropical Grassland or Woodland Ecosystem. Where its food trees are present, it has adapted well to city parks and gardens. 
Palmchats are very sociable birds, often seen in small flocks containing several pairs which will roost closely together.
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. Roystonea ( Royal Palm) is a Genus of 10 Species of Monoecious palms, native to tropical regions of Florida ). Occasionally, in the absence of palms, other trees or even telephone poles, may be used. The whole nesting structure may be up to 2 m across, containing several adjoining nests with their own separate chambers and entrances. The females lay clutches of 2-4 thickly spotted, grey-purple eggs. 
Palmchats feed on fruits and berries, including those of palms and of the Gumbo-limbo tree, as well as on flowers, especially those of epiphytic orchids. The term fruit has different meanings dependent on context and the term is not synonymous in Food preparation and Biology. Arecaceae or Palmae (also known by the name Palmaceae, which is taxonomically invalid or commonly palm tree) the palm family is a family of Flowering Bursera simaruba ( Gumbo-limbo) is a Tree Species in the family Burseraceae, native to tropical regions of the A flower, also known as a bloom or Blossom, is the reproductive structure found in Flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also An epiphyte is an organism that grows upon or attaches to a living plant 
They are voluble and noisy birds, with a large repertoire of gurgling and cheeping sounds constantly used in their social behaviour. 
The Palmchat is a common species within its range of about 75,000 km². As it is not approaching the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i. e. , declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations), it has been evaluated as being of Least Concern.