French: Élénie bruyante German: Schieferolivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío plomizo
Elaïnea [sic] strepera
foothills of Tucumán, Argentina
E slope of Andes in S Bolivia (S from W Santa Cruz) and NW Argentina (S to La Rioja); winters in lowlands N to N Venezuela.
15·5 cm; 18–20 g. Small elaenia with grey plumage, rounded head only slightly crested, tail comparatively long. Male has slate-grey head, slightly paler on cheek... read more
Distinctive call a dry, gravelly “eh-eh-ehhhhhh”, unlike that of congeners, more like a... read more
Woodland and forest borders, often along streams at middle elevations, 500–2000 m in breeding... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, also berries. Generally inconspicuous, often remains in dense foliage, although sometimes sits erect and quietly on open branches... read more
Oct–Feb. Nest a cup 15 cm in diameter, 3·5 cm in height, of small twigs and leaves, built c. 5 m above ground in crotch of branch.... read more
Long-distance migrant; spends non-breeding season in N South America, recorded Mar–Sept in N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Argentine and South Bolivian Yungas EBA. Locally common. Common in El Rey National Park, in Argentina. During... read more
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