French: Élénie obscure German: Hochland-Olivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío oscuro
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Yungas of Bolivia
E slope of Andes from S Ecuador (Azuay, Loja) S to Bolivia and NW Argentina (S to Tucumán).
16–18 cm; 14·7–29 g. Large, dark, small-headed elaenia lacking crest and pale coronal patch, appearing short-billed and long-tailed. Considerable... read more
Song shows some variation, but always contains a similar “weehr-drrrr-whee” phrase (... read more
Edges and undergrowth of humid forest and secondary woodland, including dry forest and stunted... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and berries. Often perches upright high in canopy, on outer branches 1–2 m below treetop; usually solitary and inconspicuous... read more
Season Oct–Feb (fledglings in Feb) in Bolivia, and mainly Dec–Jan in NW Argentina. Nest a simple neat cup 8–9 cm in... read more
None definitely recorded, but local movements suspected in Bolivia.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rare to fairly common and local; rare and very local in Ecuador. Can be found in any protected area along E Andean slope from Peru S... read more
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