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Image by Jan Bisschop
Bahía Blanca pampas, Argentina, February 2004
Leistes defilippii

Sturnella defilippii



Pampas of eastern Argentina (rarely Uruguay and south-eastern Brazil). Very fragmented populations in the area, and currently classified as vulnerable due to habitat loss.


This is a monotypic species[1].
This species has formerly been placed in the genus Sturnella.


Temperate shrubland, grassland and pastureland. Requires old areas off tall, native pampas grasses to breed.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Neotropical birds online

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