Plain-crested Elaenia (Elaenia cristata) - HBW 9, p. 271
French: Élénie huppée
Spanish: Fiofío Crestado
Taxonomy: Elainea [sic] cristata Pelzeln, 1868, Goiás, Brazil.
Has been hypothesized as being closest to E. ruficeps on basis of nostril structure and wing formula, but the two differ greatly in plumage and behaviour. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cristata Pelzeln, 1868 - Venezuela E of Andes, the Guianas, N, C & E Brazil (S to São Paulo; absent from W & C Amazon Basin) and extreme E Bolivia; isolated populations in SE Colombia (Caquetá, Vaupés), SE Peru (locally in Cuzco and Madre de Dios) and extreme W Bolivia (La Paz).
- alticola J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1946 - tepuis in SE Venezuela (SE Bolívar) and adjacent N Brazil.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
Two birds perched in a bush, calling and one of them flying away. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil (ssp cristata)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 1 year ago 20 sec 4
A bird on a branch and flying off Locality Palmeiras, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp cristata)
Josep del Hoyo 16 January 2005 5 years ago 12 sec 3.8
A calling bird in a bare tree. Locality Coesewijne Savanne, Para District, Suriname (ssp cristata)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 2 July 2011 1 year ago 47 sec 3.8
A bird perched in a bare tree, looking around. Locality Coesewijne Savanne, Para District, Suriname (ssp cristata)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 2 July 2011 1 year ago 28 sec 3
A bird taking a sandbath. Locality Alagoas State, Brazil (ssp cristata)
Yoel Jimenez 28 November 2006 3 years ago 24 sec 3
A bird perched with strong wind, calling once and flying away. Locality Gran Sabana, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp alticola)
DAVID ASCANIO 1 March 2008 4 years ago 5 sec 2.7
long range shot, croped photo
Locality Sitio Gorjeios, Senador Canedo, Goiás State, Brazil
wagnermclemes 9 August 2009 3 years ago 4.3
A dorsal view of a bird on a branch.
Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp cristata)
Nick Athanas 11 February 2006 4 years ago 3.6
A bird feeding on berries
Locality El Paují, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp cristata)
Gustavo A. Rodríguez 25 July 2010 1 year ago 3.4
Foraging for insects
Locality Sasaima, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
Blair Wainman 26 November 2010 2 years ago 3.4
A bird perched in a bush.
Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil (ssp cristata)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 1 year ago 2.3