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White-rumped Monjita

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Photo  ©  by Francisco PaludoSacramento, MG, Brazil, July, 2018
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Sacramento, MG, Brazil, July, 2018
Xolmis velata

Xolmis velatus


[edit] Identification

19–20 cm (7½-8 in)

  • Mostly white head
  • Brownish-grey back
  • White rump
  • White stripe on blackish wings visible in flight

[edit] Distribution

Photo ©  by Rogerio Araújo DiasBrasilia, Brazil
Photo © by Rogerio Araújo Dias
Brasilia, Brazil

South America: found in eastern Brazil, north-eastern Paraguay and eastern Bolivia.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Dry savanna, with scattered trees and bushes, pastureland, usually near water.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Consists mostly of flying insects. They are usually seen in pairs, perched on wires, fence posts on top of bushes etc.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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