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Pacific Elaenia

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Photo © by njlarsenJorupe reserve, Loja, SW Ecuador, June 8, 2019.
Photo © by njlarsen
Jorupe reserve, Loja, SW Ecuador, June 8, 2019.
Myiopagis subplacens


[edit] Identification

13.5 cm.

  • Grey-brown crown
  • Large bright yellow coronal patch
  • Indistinctive whitish lores
  • Broad white supercilium extending downwards behind blackish auricular region
  • Narrow broken whitish eyering
  • Brownish-olive upperparts
  • Dusky wings with two indistinct to nearly absent yellowish wingbars
  • Greyish-olive tail
  • Grizzled whitish face
  • Flammulated pale greyish-white throat and breast
  • Pale yellow rest of underparts

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.

[edit] Distribution

Western Ecuador and northwestern Peru.
An uncommon to fairly common restricted-range species. Has declined due to widespread deforestation.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.

[edit] Habitat

Deciduous forest and semi-humid gallery forest and woodland. Also in secondary scrub but avoids humid forest.
Occurs in lowlands and foothills up to 1750 m.

[edit] Behaviour

Perches upright. An inconspicuous and quiet species.

[edit] Diet

Not well known.
Forages usually singly, seldom in mixed-species flocks.

[edit] Breeding

No information.

[edit] Movements

Presumably a resident species.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrived April 2014)

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