Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

White-rumped Monjita (Xolmis velatus)


Taxonomy

French: Pépoaza voilé German: Weißbinden-Nonnentyrann Spanish: Monjita velada
Taxonomy:

M[uscicapa]. velata

M. H. C. Lichtenstein

, 1823,

São Paulo, Brazil

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

NC to SE Brazil (lower Amazon E to Maranhão, S to Paraná, rarely to Santa Catarina, extending W to S Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul), N & C Bolivia (Beni E to Santa Cruz) and NE Paraguay.

Descriptive notes

19–20 cm. Head is mostly white, hindneck pearly grey; back brownish-grey, contrasting white rump and basal half of tail, terminal half of tail black; wings blackish,... read more

Voice

Mostly silent; dawn song an intense “jeww”, repeated at intervals of 1–5 seconds; single... read more

Habitat

Savannas and semi-open areas with scattered bushes and trees, usually near water; often around... read more

Food and feeding

Little known. Insects. Usually in pairs, perching conspicuously on fence posts, wires and tops of bushes; generally tame and approachable.... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas throughout its reasonably large range; tolerant of converted habitat.

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Langham, G. (2019). White-rumped Monjita (Xolmis velatus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57427 on 17 June 2019).