ELAENIA

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Yellow-bellied Elaenia E. flavogaster) Gr. ελαινεος elaineos  of olive-oil, oleaginous  < ελαια elaia  olive; "Elænia n. g. 6)  Musc. pagana Licht.; brevirostris, -- modesta, -- aurifrons Pr. Max; -- Hylophilus cinerascens ejusd.  Numerosæ americanæ, transitum ad Tyrannides præbentes; Fringillis subsimiles  ...   6) Rostrum crassiusculum, breve, basi dilatatum, altitudine latius; carina dorsali subacuta, sutura recta. Membrana narium plumulis tecta. Vibrissæ tenues. Alæ mediocres vel sub-breves, rotundatæ, remigib. 3-5 reliqvis longioribus. Pedes mediocres, digitis brevibus, subliberis. Olivaceæ-cinerascentes; sæpe subtus, interdum vertice flavæ. - Eλαινιος, oleagineus" (Sundevall 1836).  
Var. Elaenea, Elainea, Elainia, Eloenia, Elania.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 15 October 2018).