(aka Xolmis dominicanus as in HBW, AOU and others)
|Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
The Black-and-white Monjita is distributed in southern Brazil, north-eastern Argentina and Uruguay. It is classed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International because of the threat to its specialised type of habitat which has caused a serious drop in numbers in recent years.
|It inhabits open marshlands and grasslands near water.
The male is white with contrasting black wings and tail while the female is similar but with brownish grey on the crown and back.
There is an excellent page at Birdlife International.