Great Elaenia Elaenia dayi

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Great Elaenia is a poorly known flycatcher restricted to isolated highlands of Venezuela. Found on tepuis in southern Venezuela, it inhabits edge and scrub habitats between 1500 and 2600 meters in elevation. The species is very large for the genus Elaenia, dark gray-brown above with a black crown, thin white eye ring, two white wing bars, olive-gray underparts and paler yellow on the center of the belly. Great Elaenia has no similar species and is relatively easy to identify since it is the size of a Myiarchus flycatcher but has the structure of an Elaenia.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Great Elaenia (Elaenia dayi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: