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Photo by Jamfaraco
Lages, Santa Catarina, SE Brazil, November 2004
Xanthopsar flavus


Dark brown stripe from bill to eye

  • Bright yellow head, rump and underparts
  • Black nape, upperparts, tail, bill and legs

Female: duller

  • Streaky olive-brown crown and upperparts
  • Yellow rump, eyebrow and underparts


Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. This bird is becoming rare


Photo by Francisco Paludo
Coxilha, RS, Brasil, July 2016

This is a monotypic species1.

This species has been placed in the genus Agelaius.


Marshes and other wetlands for breeding, grasslands mainly for fouraging. An area has a higher chance of being used by this species, and a higher number of individuals are often present, if Black-and-white Monjita is also present.



The diet includes arthropods which are found mainly while walking around on the ground.


The breeding season runs from September to January. The female builds the nest and she is fed by the male whilst she incubates the eggs. They both feed the young.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Krüger & Petry (2010). Ornitologia Tropical 21(2): 299-303
  3. ARKive

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