French: Pépoaza dominicain German: Schwarzschwanz-Nonnentyrann Spanish: Monjita dominicana
Río Plata, Paraguay
SE Brazil (Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul), Uruguay and W & NE Argentina (Corrientes, E Entre Ríos and NE Buenos Aires); unconfirmed records in Paraguay; formerly more widespread.
20–20·5 cm. Male is mostly white, with pale greyish smudging on head and back; wings black, outer third of primaries white; tail rather long, black; iris dark;... read more
Usually silent; soft, somewhat querulous “weeyrt” or “wurrt” call... read more
Marshes and bogs with sedge (Cyperus and Eryngium), open or burned areas,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Drops from low perch to ground for prey. Foraging birds often associated with Saffron-cowled Blackbird (Xanthopsar flavus... read more
Nests found Oct–Dec in SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul); late Sept to Dec in Argentina. Nest relatively bulky, substantial open cup of... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Rare to uncommon, and very local. Somewhat more numerous locally, e.g. in NE Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and N of Pinamar in E Buenos Aires (Argentina), but in... read more
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