White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
  • Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S.

Diet and Foraging


Like other Elaenia, the White-crested Elaenia is omnivorous. It regularly consumes small fruit, at least when not breeding, but takes small insects as well. The diet has not been studied in detail; fruits reported to be part of the diet include Ribes (Williamson 1975); and Schinus molle and Lanthana (Fjeldså amd Krabbe 1990).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S. 2009. White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.