Strange Tailed Tyrant horizontal line

Strange Tails

We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust

Read More

Help Wanted

We need your help to provide a safe, sustainable environment for these irreplaceable and seriously threatened animals. Your donations - however small - are very welcome indeed, and if you can volunteer useful skills then we'd love to hear from you!

Make a donation

Volunteer

Gray Monjita

Gray Monjita

Xolmis cinereus

View in taxonomic table

The Grey Monjita is one of 3 Monjitas that inhabit the Ibera Marshes. It is part of the Tyrannidae family of which we have many examples at our reserve.

The most noticeable feature is the bright red eyes and also the splash of black, white and grey when it flies.

It measures about 20cm, has greyish upperparts and a white lower belly.  It has a short white supercilium and a white stripe under the eye.  Legs and bill are black and tail is blackish with whtie tip.

In Argentina it is known as Monjita Gris

<<Black & White Monjita  
Back to Gallery
Marsh Seedeater>>
Privacy Policy | Site Ownership | Conditions of Use | All content copyright ©2012, Collett Trust, all rights reserved | Web Design by Jem Shaw