French: Élénie de Noronha German: Noronha-Olivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío de Noronha
Elainea [sic] ridleyana
Fernando de Noronha, off Pernambuco, Brazil
Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (main island and Rata I), off coast of NE Brazil (Pernambuco).
17 cm. Large elaenia with slight crested appearance. Head is mostly olive-brown, little or no white coronal patch; upperparts uniform dark greyish-olive, wings and tail dusky... read more
Calls vary, but gives repeated “thiu-thiu-thiu” and “uuu uuu uuu”.
Dry woodland, open forest, scrub, and thickets around houses.
Food and feeding
Insects; also small fruits, especially of Ficus noronhae. Little known. Perches upright; behaviour apparently similar to that of... read more
Jun–Aug. Nest a neat cup 8 cm across, made of tendrils of Cucurbitaceae and a few fine twigs, lined thickly with woolly down of seeds... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Fernando de Noronha EBA. Uncommon. Present on the main island and on Rata (the largest associated islet), giving global range... read more
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