Highland Elaenia (Elaenia obscura) - HBW 9, p. 273
French: Élénie obscure
Spanish: Fiofío Oscuro
Taxonomy: M[uscipeta] obscura d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, Yungas of Bolivia.
Probably forms a superspecies, and sometimes considered conspecific, with E. frantzii, possibly also including E. dayi. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- obscura (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) - E slope of Andes from S Ecuador (Azuay, Loja) S to Bolivia and NW Argentina (S to Tucumán).
- sordida J. T. Zimmer, 1941 - Brazil (S Mato Grosso do Sul E to Minas Gerais, locally to S Bahia, and S to Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay, NE Argentina and N Uruguay.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
One adult bird arriving on the nest (Reserva Bicudinho-do-brejo). Locality Guaratuba Bay, Paraná State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 19 November 2013 4 weeks ago 25 sec 5
One adult bird arriving on the nest and calling (Reserva Bicudinho-do-brejo). Locality Guaratuba Bay, Paraná State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 19 November 2013 4 weeks ago 48 sec 4.7
Perched on a wire Locality Tres Picos State Park, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2011 3 years ago 21 sec 4.4
A bird perched on a branch, flying, and then perched again. Locality Tapichalaca Reserve, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp obscura)
Paul Clarke 26 February 2012 2 years ago 22 sec 4.3
A bird in a tree, and flying away. Locality Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp sordida)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2004 10 years ago 24 sec 3.8
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Feeding on barries with Blue-and-black Tanager + Capped Conebill
Locality Machu Picchu, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp obscura)
Niels Poul Dreyer 1 November 2006 5 years ago 4.4
Feeding on Miconia sp fruits in a cerrado sensu stricto.
Locality Itirapina Ecological Station, Itirapina, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp sordida)
José Carlos Motta-Junior 20 August 2009 3 years ago 4.3
Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Tomas Grim 12 September 2010 23 weeks ago 4
Locality Cerro Largo Department, Uruguay
Batitu 28 December 2014 6 weeks ago 3.3
Locality Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 3 March 2012 1 year ago 3.3
Locality Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina
Luca Boscain 7 July 2012 2 years ago 3.2