French: Tyranneau gobemoucheron German: Weißstreif-Kleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito nimio
Elainia [sic] vilissima
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
S Mexico (Chiapas), S Guatemala, S Belize and W El Salvador.
11–12 cm. Small, short-tailed tyrannulet. Broad white supercilia meeting above bill; crown dark brownish grey, upperparts bright olive; wings dusky, wing-coverts, inner... read more
Persistent series of downslurred whistled “pee-areet” or “pyeu” notes... read more
Humid montane forest (including pines in Guatemala), forest borders, tall second growth with... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; mistletoe (Loranthaceae) and other small berries regularly eaten. Forages singly or in pairs, often following mixed-species flocks... read more
Apparently no information, but a female collected in late Apr in El Salvador had a brood patch.
Resident; many descend to lower elevations in winter (see Habitat).
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally fairly common to common, being one of the commonest birds in Cerro El Amay Important Bird Area, Quiché, Guatemala,... read more
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