Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Vulnerable

Foothill Elaenia (Myiopagis olallai)


Taxonomy

French: Élénie d’avant-monts German: Vorgebirgs-Olivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío submontano
Taxonomy:

Myiopagis olallai

Coopmans and Krabbe

, 2000,

Río Bambuscaro, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador

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Recent molecular study#R found this form nested within M. caniceps when latter considered to include M. cinerea, and established two new races. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • M. o. coopmansi Cuervo et al., 2014 – C Cordillera of Colombia.
  • M. o. incognita Cuervo et al., 2014 – Sierra de Perijá, Venezuela.
  • M. o. olallai Coopmans & Krabbe, 2000 – locally in E Andes of N & S Ecuador and in SC Peru (Pasco, Junín, N Cuzco); recently recorded in S Colombia#R.
  • Descriptive notes

    12–12·5 cm; 11–14 g. Has dark pearly grey crown with large white coronal patch (semi-concealed), whitish-mottled lores, eyering and subocular region; upperparts... read more

    Voice

    Long, harsh trill distinctly rising in pitch, lasting c. 2 seconds, preceded by variable number of... read more

    Habitat

    In and around edge of very humid to wet submontane primary forest, at elevations of 890–1500... read more

    Food and feeding

    Diet unknown; probably insects and some berries. All observations relate to pairs accompanying mixed-species flocks at canopy and middle... read more

    Breeding

    No information.

    Movements

    No information.

    Status and conservation

    VULNERABLE. Recently discovered species. In Ecuador, recorded in Napo and Zamora-Chinchipe, and, more recently, in foothills of W Andean slopes in Sucumbíos (Serran... read more

    Recommended citation

    Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Foothill Elaenia (Myiopagis olallai). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57136 on 19 June 2019).