Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Pacific Elaenia (Myiopagis subplacens)


French: Élénie striée German: Weißbrauen-Olivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío del Pacífico

Elainea [sic] subplacens

P. L. Sclater

, 1862,

Pallatanga, Chimborazo, Ecuador




W Ecuador (S from W Esmeraldas, including Puná I) and NW Peru (Tumbes, W Piura, N Lambayeque).

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm. Has grey-brown crown, large bright yellow coronal patch (semi-concealed); indistinct whitish lores, broad white supercilium extending downwards behind blackish... read more


Sharply delivered “cheer-woorr-it!”; dawn song “chrrr, chrrr, che-wik” repeated over and over.


Lower growth and borders of deciduous forest, semi-humid gallery forest and woodland, and secondary... read more

Food and feeding

Little known. Usually solitary; seldom joins mixed-species flocks. Quiet and inconspicuous; perches upright.


No information.


Apparently resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Uncommon to fairly common. Numbers have declined as a result of widespread deforestation,... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Pacific Elaenia (Myiopagis subplacens). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 10 December 2019).