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
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
One adult bird arriving on the nest and calling (Reserva Bicudinho-do-brejo). Locality Guaratuba Bay, Paraná State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 19 November 2013 15 min ago ADDED TODAY! n/a 0
One adult bird arriving on the nest (Reserva Bicudinho-do-brejo). Locality Guaratuba Bay, Paraná State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 19 November 2013 17 min ago ADDED TODAY! n/a 0
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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
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 4.3
Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Tomas Grim 12 September 2010 18 weeks ago 4
Locality Cerro Largo Department, Uruguay
Batitu 28 December 2014 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 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