Jamaican Elaenia Myiopagis cotta

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The Jamaican Elaenia is a small elaenia endemic to the island  of Jamaica, where it occurs in a wide variety of habitat, including lowland and montane evergreen forest, dry coastal scrub, and secondary forest and forest edge. Within Jamaica, this species is distinctive, with a dark, slaty cap, a pale, straight supercilium, and a dark, straight eyeline, which separate sit from all other flycatchers on the island.  The Jamaican Elaenia forages alone or in small flocks of insectivores, and makes short, sallying flights in pursuit of flying insects.

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

Recommended Citation

Jamaican Elaenia (Myiopagis cotta), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/jamela1