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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.
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.
Open areas, fields and humid fields, dry lowland grassland, seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, arable land, and pastureland.
Mostly silent. Occasionally delivers soft calls.