French: Élénie de Jamaïque German: Weißkehl-Olivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío jamaicano
Other common names: Jamaican Elaenia
Elania [sic] cotta
Closely related to M. viridicata, and sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.
12–13 cm; 11·5–13 g. Plumage is greenish-olive above, crown slightly darker and with feathers slightly elongated, concealing bright orange-yellow coronal patch;... read more
Rapid, high-pitched “ti-si-si-sip”.
Open woodland, forest edge, second-growth forest, scrubland, shade coffee plantations, and dry... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; rarely, fruits. Forages from understorey to canopy, but typically 4–8 m above ground. Sallies from perch, gleans items from... read more
Mar–Jun. Nest a well-formed cup of plant materials, hidden in foliage. Clutch 3 eggs; no information on incubation and fledging... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Uncommon but widespread. In Jamaica, 75% of original forest cover has already been... read more
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