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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 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]].]]
-[[Image:Black_and_White_Monjita.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Photo of female by Jamfaraco<br />Photographed at Lages/SC, [[Brazil]].]]+ 
==Identification== ==Identification==
-20.5 cm. ''' Male''' - white, with contrasting black wings and tail. White wing-tips especially visible in flight. '''Female''' - similar, with brownish-grey crown, hindneck and centre of back.+*20.5 cm.<br />
 +''' Male''' -
 +*White body
 +*Black wings and tail
 +*White wing-tips particularly noticeable in flight<br />
 +'''Female''' - similar
 +*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]].]]
[[Brazil]], [[Paraguay]], [[Uruguay]], and [[Argentina]]. [[Brazil]], [[Paraguay]], [[Uruguay]], and [[Argentina]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
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====Vocalisation==== ====Vocalisation====
Mostly silent. Occasionally delivers soft calls. Mostly silent. Occasionally delivers soft calls.
 +==References==
 +BirdLife International
==References== ==References==
# 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 # 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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Xolmis dominicanus
Photo of a male by JamfaracoPhotographed at Lages/SC, Brazil.
Photo of a male by Jamfaraco
Photographed at Lages/SC, Brazil.

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

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

Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and 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

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

BirdLife International

References

  1. 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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