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Black-and-white Monjita

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Revision as of 22:51, 5 December 2009 by Deliatodd-18346 (Talk | contribs)
Photo of a male by JamfaracoLages/SC, Brazil, October 2006
Photo of a male by Jamfaraco
Lages/SC, Brazil, October 2006
Xolmis dominicanus

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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 JamfaracoLages/SC, Brazil, September 2004
Photo of female by Jamfaraco
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

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