White monjita

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White monjita
White Monjita (Xolmis irupero)-8.jpg
at Entre Ríos Province, Argentina
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Xolmis
Species: X. irupero
Binomial name
Xolmis irupero
(Vieillot, 1823)

The white monjita (Xolmis irupero) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers. It is found in central and northeast Argentina; also the caatinga, and pantanal regions of Brazil, then Paraguay, Bolivia, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest.

This is a bright white bird, with dark eyes, black legs, and a medium to short pointed bill. It has deep black borders on the outer wing, and a short notched tail.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Xolmis irupero". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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