Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster) - HBW 9, p. 267
French: Élénie à ventre jaune
Spanish: Fiofío Ventriamarillo
Taxonomy: P[ipra] flavogaster Thunberg, 1822, presumably Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
May be closely related to E. spectabilis; formerly treated as conspecific, but ranges overlap widely in Brazil, and they have different voices. Birds in SW Colombia appear intermediate between nominate race and semipagana. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- subpagana P. L. Sclater, 1860 - SE Mexico E from S Veracruz and Chiapas (including Mujeres I, off N Quintana Roo) S to Costa Rica, also SW Panama (Coiba I).
- pallididorsalis Aldrich, 1937 - Panama and adjacent islands (except Coiba I).
- flavogaster (Thunberg, 1822) - Colombia, Venezuela (including Margarita I and Patos I), Trinidad, Tobago, S Lesser Antilles (the Grenadines, Grenada), the Guianan Shield, Brazil (S, except in W & C Amazonas, to Rio Grande do Sul), SE Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and NE Argentina.
- semipagana P. L. Sclater, 1861 - extreme SW Colombia, W & S Ecuador (including Puná I) and interior NW Peru.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 21 videos
A bird perched and feeding on fruits Locality San Miguel, Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia (ssp flavogaster)
Pere Sugranyes 31 October 2006 7 years ago 32 sec 4.6
A bird perched and looking around curiously Locality Linhares Biological Reserve, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp flavogaster)
Josep del Hoyo 23 January 2005 7 years ago 16 sec 4.5
A frontal view of a bird singing, and then preening. Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp flavogaster)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 26 March 2011 3 years ago 33 sec 4.5
A frontal view of a perched bird, scratching it's head once. Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp flavogaster)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 26 March 2011 3 years ago 27 sec 4.5
A close-up of an adult perched in a tree, turning around and flying off. Locality Palmas, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp flavogaster)
Josep del Hoyo 6 August 2011 2 years ago 22 sec 4.4
Bird perched and singing. Background another bird of this species singing. Perhaps the female. Locality Guaraú, Peruíbe, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 13 November 2008 2 years ago 26 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 52 photos
Ninho de Guaracava de barriga amarela
Locality São Vicente, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 28 December 2012 2 years ago 4.6
Locality Chinchina, Caldas Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 3 August 2013 1 year ago 4.3
Jumping between the branches of a bush
Locality Cumboto, Henri Pittier National Park, Aragua State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 24 July 2014 46 weeks ago 4.2
Lateral view of a bird perched.
Locality Palmares, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica (ssp subpagana)
manuel retana 16 July 2011 3 years ago 4.1
Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster)
Locality Brasília National Park, Federal District, Brazil
Jacques Erard 1 August 2014 37 weeks ago 4.1
Locality Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Tomas Grim 19 January 2013 14 weeks ago 4
Male singing. Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 31 January 2014 1 year ago 4
Bird singing in the morning, in a open area of "restinga" near the beach. Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 21 March 2012 2 years ago 3.5
Call Locality Estancia El Bagual, Formosa Province, Argentina
Nacho Areta 1 December 2006 5 years ago 3
A couple singing in a open area. Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 28 January 2013 2 years ago 0