French: Élénie brune German: Braunolivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío pardo
Lamalonga, Rio Negro, Brazil
R Amazon and larger S tributaries in NE Peru (R Napo), Brazil (R Juruá, R Madeira, lower R Xingu, R Iriri) and extreme N Bolivia (R Beni, R Madre de Dios); also extreme SE Colombia#R.
18 cm. Distinctive large, dull brownish elaenia. Male has dull brownish head, ear-coverts and face paler brownish, white coronal patch (semi-concealed), inconspicuous whitish... read more
Calls include variety of burry and clear notes, e.g. low “chick-ert” or “chick-ert-ert” with first... read more
Riverine forest, especially on river islands, where most often reported in mature stands of tall... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet, but presumably insects and fruits; specialized habitat suggests possible extensive reliance on Cecropia... read more
Little information; perhaps local or erratic movements in response to seasonal changes in river... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common. Fairly common in Cecropia trees around Iquitos, in Peru. Poorly known species.
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