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Highland Elaenia

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Photo © by paul47Calilegua National Park, Jujuy, Argentina, December 2008
Photo © by paul47
Calilegua National Park, Jujuy, Argentina, December 2008
Elaenia obscura

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[edit] Identification

Photo © by paul47Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala, Jujuy, Argentina, December 2008
Photo © by paul47
Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala, Jujuy, Argentina, December 2008

16–18 cm (6¼-7 in)

  • Short bill
  • Long tail
  • Small, crestless head

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. o. obscura:
  • E. o. sordida:

[edit] Habitat

Found in the undergrowth and edges of humid forests and secondary woodlands.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They are usually to be found just below the tree tops on outer branches. Their diet consists almost entirely of insects and berries.

[edit] Breeding

They make a cup-shaped nest about 8-9 cm dia.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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