[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Elaenia chiriquensis | [UK] Lesser Elaenia | [FR] elenie menue | [DE] Grauwangen-Olivtyrann | [ES] Fiofio Belicoso | [IT] Elenia di Chiriqui | [NL] Kleine Elenia
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|Elaenia||chiriquensis||LA||Costa Rica to ne Argentina|
Lesser Elaenia is easily confused since it has no obvious fieldmark. It is slightly crested and sometimes shows a white crown. It has a narrow white eye-ring and 2 whitish wing-bars.
Listen to the sound of Lesser Elaenia
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
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It is found in Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest
Nest is a small cup lined with feathers, built 1-4 meter up in bush or tree. Clutch size is 2 eggs, incubated by female for about 14 days, but fed by both parents. Young fledge after about 16 days. Sometimes 2 broods.
Forages at eyelevel, mostly in open land but in foliage for insects and small berries. Perch gleans for insects.
This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 7,200,000 km