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BLACK-CROWNED MONJITA Xolmis coronatus
This is the least frequently encountered of the Paraguayan monjitas, distinctive large flycatchers with eyecatching black-and-white wing patterns. In Paraguay it is found only in the Chaco where it is a winter migrant from further south in Argentina. Like all monjitas they are bold, perching prominently and allowing you to get a good look at him.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE737PH) Adult ventral, Cuenca Upper Yacaré Sur (Alberto Esquivel August 2003).
FIGURE 2 - (FPAVE738PH) Adult lateral, Bahía de Asunción, Departamento Central (Paul Smith June 2009).