Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Highland Elaenia (Elaenia obscura) - HBW 9, p. 273

French: Élénie obscure German: Hochland-Olivtyrann 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.