French: Tyranneau gris et blanc German: Weißkronentyrann Spanish: Mosquerito blanquigrís
Elainea [sic] leucospodia
Arid Pacific slope and coast of W Ecuador (I de la Plata, off Manabí, also Puna I and W Guayas, S Loja; one recent sighting in mainland Manabí#R) and NW Peru (S to Ancash).
12·5 cm; 10–11 g. Has white supraloral line; uniform pale greyish-brown above, large white coronal patch (semi-concealed), surrounding crown feathers slightly elongated... read more
Simple, short “chevit” or “chevit-chit”.
Arid scrub, brushy riparian thickets, dry arroyos and streambeds; sea-level to 800 m, mostly below... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages singly or in pairs, near tops of shrubs. Actively moves about with horizontal posture, tail often cocked above horizontal... read more
Feb–Apr, after rainy season; often two broods. Nest a beautifully neat, deep, barrel-shaped cup felted all over with soft plant down... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common or common. In Ecuador, abundant on I de la Plata (off... read more
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