male; black eye, wings, bill, tip of tail; otherwise white (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

White Monjita
Xolmis irupero

Native Range: South America

Notes: a shockingly-white-and-black flycatcher of open grasslands and parks with scattered trees; modest sexual dimorphism with the female (not pictured) being grayer on the crown and back while the male is extremely white in those and other body regions.

dorsal view; the white is almost blinding (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

often perches prominently (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

note the rictal bristles at the base of bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

posing for a portrait (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

even the underside of the tail is bright white (Brazil; 2007-11-09)