French: Élénie sara German: Jamaikaolivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío canoso jamaicano
Other common names: Greater Antillean Elaenia (when lumped with E. cherriei)
Elainea [sic] fallax
P. L. Sclater, 1861,
Until recently treated as conspecific with E. cherriei (which see). Monotypic.
15 cm. Small elaenia with faint eyeline, lightly streaked breast; head appears slightly crested. Head and upperparts uniform olive-brown, whitish coronal patch (usually... read more
The daytime song can be rendered “tseerrr-che-wit-che-wit ... tseerr-che-wit ... che-wit ...... read more
Humid montane and lowland forest, forest edge, thickets, and open country with scattered trees;... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruits (including those of the tree Dunalia arborescens). Frequently forages in pairs, but will also join mixed-... read more
Season May–Jun. Nest a moss cup with feather lining, built low in bush to high in tree. Clutch two eggs; incubation and fledging... read more
Resident, but appears to perform seasonal altitudinal movements, moving from mountains in E Jamaica... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Locally common, but is generally inconspicuous and rarely seen outside breeding... read more
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