Yellow-crowned Elaenia (Myiopagis flavivertex)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Orellana, Ecuador

yellow-crowned_elaenia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Orellana, Ecuador

yellow-crowned_elaenia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Orellana, Ecuador

yellow-crowned_elaenia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Orellana, Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in).  The Yellow-crowned Elaenia is mostly olive with a yellow belly.  It shows lighter olive lores. The wing coverts are dusky with two thin yellow wing bars. The bill is black. It forages in the midstory and sub-canopy of forest edges where it appears associated with forest edges along courses of water. It is similar to the Forest Elaenia and Female Gray Elaenia but is distinguished by the olive plumage, habitat use, and its distinctive voice.  

Status: The Greenish Elaenia is uncommon and widespread in the northern Amazonian lowlands. It also occurs in Ec and Br.

Name in Spanish: Fío-Fío de Corona Amarilla.

Sub-species: Yellow-crowned Elaenia (Myiopagis flavivertex), (P. L. Sclater), 1887.

Meaning of Name: Myiopagis: Gr. muia, muias= fly and pagis= trap, snare. flavivertex: L. flavus= yellow, golden-yellow and vertex, verticis= crown of the head.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.