French: Élénie tête-de-feu German: Rostnacken-Olivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío crestirrufo
Elainea [sic] ruficeps
Very local in SE Colombia (Meta E to Guainía and Vaupés), SE Venezuela (Bolívar, Amazonas), the Guianas and N Brazil (N Roraima, N Amapá, both sides of middle and lower Amazon, and along R Cururu in S Pará).
14·5 cm; 19 g. Small elaenia with rather distinctive plumage, slight crest. Has semi-concealed rufous patch on crown (sometimes exposed towards back of head, in the field... read more
Song an odd, low-pitched jumble or rattle, given singly at irregular and widely spaced intervals, “... read more
Stunted white-sand forest, savanna with scattered bushes and spiny palms, edges of woodland or... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, also small fruits. Often found in pairs 1–8 m up in vegetation; perches upright at edges or tops of shrubs, from time to... read more
Nest found in Aug in French Guiana; birds with enlarged gonads in Feb–Apr in Colombia. One nest described, a cup of twigs and plant... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common; range highly fragmented. Occurs in Jaú National Park and Maracá Ecological Station, in Brazil. Sandy-soil habitats have... read more
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