Xolmis salinarum

It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Xolmis salinarum is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Monjita Xolmis salinarum, Salinas Monjita Xolmis rubetra, Rusty-backed Monjita Xolmis dominicanus, Black-and-white Monjita Myiotheretes striaticollis ... http://www.umsl.edu/~biology/icte/award.html ICTE Award Recipients: Goldie Millstone Scholarship. Adrian Azpiroz Black-and-white monjita and saffron-cowled blackbird in Eastern Uruguay: ecological association and conservation. ... http://www.naturalist.co.uk/reports2003/argentina.php Northern Argentina Trip Report: Once out in open ground again we found a number of marshland songbirds; the very local Black and white Monjita, its more common cousin White Monjita, Chopi ... More

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Salinas Monjita Xolmis salinarum, a species described as recently as 1979. The area lies in north-west C More

differ in Xolmis salinarum and rubetra is probably more important. "I also want to underscore how unusual and specific the habitat of salinarum is, as noted by Pearman et al. In particular how different it is from the more typical shrubby Patagonian steppe habitat used by X. rubetra. Apart from the obvious ecological differences, my guess is that salinarum probably has some physiological differences in order to deal with the high levels of salt in its habitat. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Xolmis
Species : salinarum
Authority : Nores & Yzurieta, 1979