d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837,
Río Negro, Argentina.
In past, sometimes placed in Xolmis on grounds of shared behavioural traits and morphological similarities, but now normally included in present genus, which it closely resembles in plumage colour and pattern; appears somewhat intermediate between the two genera, thus supporting their possible merging; further study required. Monotypic.
NW & SC Argentina (Catamarca, La Rioja and Córdoba, and from Neuquén, Río Negro and SW Buenos Aires S to Santa Cruz; may also breed in intervening zone); winters N as far as C Bolivia and W Paraguay.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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