French: Élénie remarquable German: Graubrust-Olivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío grande
Elainea [sic] spectabilis
E of Andes in C, S & E Brazil, SE Bolivia, Paraguay, NW & NE Argentina and extreme NW Uruguay; occurs also, probably only as non-breeding visitor, in Amazon Basin of SE Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil.
18 cm; 20–35 g. Large elaenia with slight crested appearance. Head mostly olive-brown, with little or no white coronal patch; upperparts uniform dark greyish olive,... read more
Call a soft “cleeur” or “wheeo”, also “wheer” or “cheer... read more
Mainly edges of forested habitats in lowlands. Forest borders, shrubby clearings, early-... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruit. Usually forages solitarily, high in canopy. Perches with upright posture; much less excitable and less conspicuous than... read more
Oct–Mar. Nest a small, neat cup 8 cm in diameter, 4 cm in height, lined with plant fibres and feathers, exterior coated with lichens... read more
Post-breeding migration N into Amazon Basin; recorded in Colombia from early Jun to late Aug.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally fairly common. Occurs in several protected areas, including e.g. Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve and Tambopata-... read more
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