French: Élénie de Pallantanga German: Sierraolivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío de Pallatanga
Elainea [sic] pallatangæ
P. L. Sclater
Pallatanga, Chimborazo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
E. p. pallatangae#R
P. L. Sclater, 1862 – W & C Andes of S Colombia (S from Valle and Tolima), Ecuador and NW Peru (S to Cajamarca).
E. p. intensa
J. T. Zimmer, 1941 – E slope of Andes of Peru (Amazonas to Puno).
E. p. exsul
Todd, 1952 – E slope of Andes in C Bolivia (Cochabamba).
14–14·5 cm; 12·3–17·5 g. Small elaenia with rounded head lacking crest, narrow white coronal stripe usually visible. Nominate race is olive... read more
Day song a sharp clear, rising-falling “wheeu”, similar to that of E. albiceps... read more
Humid montane forest edge and shrubby clearings, brushy pastures, stunted montane scrub around... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; fruits, especially of mistletoes (Loranthaceae) and melastomes, eaten extensively, but also Rubus (Rosaceae) and ... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Jan–Aug in Colombia and May, Oct–Dec in Peru, with fledglings observed Nov (Ecuador) and Jun,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to common. In Ecuador, more abundant in S than in N. Occurs in several protected areas including, e.g., Tambito Nature... read more
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