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Black-and-white Monjita

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;[[: Category:Xolmis|Xolmis]] dominicanus ;[[: Category:Xolmis|Xolmis]] dominicanus
-[[Image:Black-and-white_Monjita_male_by_Jamfaraco.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo of a male by {{user|Jamfaraco|Jamfaraco}}<br />Photographed at Lages/SC, [[Brazil]].]]+[[Image:Black-and-white_Monjita_male_by_Jamfaraco.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo of a male by {{user|Jamfaraco|Jamfaraco}}<br />Photographed at Lages/SC, [[Brazil]], October 2006]]
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==Identification== ==Identification==
*20.5 cm.<br /> *20.5 cm.<br />
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*Crown, back of neck and back are a brownish-grey *Crown, back of neck and back are a brownish-grey
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Image:Black_and_White_Monjita.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo of female by {{user|Jamfaraco|Jamfaraco}}<br />Photographed at Lages/SC, [[Brazil]].]]+South-eastern [[Brazil]] (Paraná) to [[Paraguay]], [[Uruguay]] and north-east [[Argentina]]
-[[Brazil]], [[Paraguay]], [[Uruguay]], and [[Argentina]].+
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
This is a monotypic species<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>. This is a monotypic species<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>.
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In the past, this species was placed in the genus ''[[: Category:Heteroxolmis|Heteroxolmis]]''. The second part of the scientific name has also recently been changed, from ''dominicana'' to ''dominicanus''. In the past, this species was placed in the genus ''[[: Category:Heteroxolmis|Heteroxolmis]]''. The second part of the scientific name has also recently been changed, from ''dominicana'' to ''dominicanus''.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
 +[[Image:Black_and_White_Monjita.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo of female by {{user|Jamfaraco|Jamfaraco}}<br />Photographed at Lages/SC, [[Brazil]], September 2004]]
Open areas, fields and humid fields, dry lowland grassland, seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, arable land, and pastureland. Open areas, fields and humid fields, dry lowland grassland, seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, arable land, and pastureland.
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==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
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Mostly silent. Occasionally delivers soft calls. Mostly silent. Occasionally delivers soft calls.
==References== ==References==
-BirdLife International+#{{Ref-Clements6thDec08}}#BirdLife International
-==References==+{{ref}}
-# Clements, James F. 2007. ''The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World''. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019+
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==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Xolmis+dominican}} {{GSearch|Xolmis+dominican}}
[[Category:Birds]][[Category:Xolmis]] [[Category:Birds]][[Category:Xolmis]]

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Xolmis dominicanus
Photo of a male by JamfaracoPhotographed at Lages/SC, Brazil, October 2006
Photo of a male by Jamfaraco
Photographed at Lages/SC, Brazil, October 2006

Contents

Identification

  • 20.5 cm.

Male -

  • White body
  • Black wings and tail
  • White wing-tips particularly noticeable in flight

Female - similar

  • Crown, back of neck and back are a brownish-grey

Distribution

South-eastern Brazil (Paraná) to Paraguay, Uruguay and north-east Argentina

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

In the past, this species was placed in the genus Heteroxolmis. The second part of the scientific name has also recently been changed, from dominicana to dominicanus.

Habitat

Photo of female by JamfaracoPhotographed at Lages/SC, Brazil, September 2004
Photo of female by Jamfaraco
Photographed at Lages/SC, Brazil, September 2004

Open areas, fields and humid fields, dry lowland grassland, seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, arable land, and pastureland.

Behaviour

Vocalisation

Mostly silent. Occasionally delivers soft calls.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BirdLife International

External Links

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