Yellow-crowned Elaenia Myiopagis flavivertex


The Yellow-crowned Elaenia is a small flycatcher of wet forest in northern South America.  Distributed in northern Amazonia and the Guianas, the species inhabits varzea and other wet forest types in lowlands.  It is olive above with yellow wingbars, a white supercilium and throat, yellow coronal patch, olive chest with bright yellow belly and yellow crissum.  Yellow-crowned Elaenia gives a high-pitched, fast series of notes as a common call, and is typically found by itself or in pairs and not encountered in mixed flocks.

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

Recommended Citation

Yellow-crowned Elaenia (Myiopagis flavivertex), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: