French: Élénie de Day German: Riesenolivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío de Day
Cerro Roraima, 8600 feet [c. 2620 m], Venezuela
Subspecies and Distribution
E. d. tyleri
Chapman, 1929 – mountains of SC Venezuela in Amazonas (cerros Parú, Huachamacari, Marahuaca, Duida) and SW Bolívar (Meseta de Jaua).
E. d. auyantepui
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1952 – Auyán-tepui, in SE Bolívar.
E. d. dayi
Chapman, 1929 – mountains and Gran Sabana of SE Venezuela (cerros Ptari-tepui, Chimantá-tepui, Kukenam, Roraima) and extreme adjacent Brazil#R; probably also in adjacent Guyana.
20 cm; 29–40 g (race auyantepui). Large, dark, long-tailed elaenia with very rounded head, at most only slight crest, and no coronal patch. Plumage is dark... read more
Peculiar, loud “squee’ch’ch’ch’cheet’cheet”, first note high, middle notes rattling.
Forest and humid scrub, including humid forest, open forest, stunted savanna woodland, mossy ... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, also variety of small fruits. Solitary or in pairs. Perches upright in middle to upper parts of trees, sometimes on exposed... read more
Unrecorded, but birds collected on Auyán-tepui in Feb were in breeding condition.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Rare to fairly common; more numerous at higher elevations, and most common during... read more
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