Feeding on Miconia sp fruits in a cerrado sensu stricto.

Highland Elaenia feeding on fruits
Feeding on Miconia sp fruits in a cerrado sensu stricto.
Species: Brazilian Elaenia   Elaenia sordida
Author: José Carlos Motta-Junior
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Added to IBC: 25 Jul 2012 - 15:15
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Altitude (m): 
713 meters
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Taken at 11:38h with a Nikon D300 camera + TC17E teleconverter + 300mm f/4 AF-S (= 510mm f/6.7) supported by BusHawk gun stock mount; ISO 800, f/7.1 at 1/400s; no flash used. Eating fruits of Miconia sp (Melastomataceae). The individual was calling ("brrróóh"), so the identification is confirmed.


José Carlos Motta-Junior, IBC1004094. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1004094.

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José Carlos Motta-Junior, IBC1004094. Photo of Brazilian Elaenia Elaenia sordida at Itirapina Ecological Station, Brazil. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1004094.

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