Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)  
Genus: Elaenia (14 species, 21 worldwide)

White-crested Elaenia
White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps griseigularis)
south, Ecuador  
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

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Coopmans's Elaenia (Elaenia brachyptera)

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Lesser Elaenia (Elaenia chiriquensis)

Very similar to the Yellow-bellied Elaenia, but a bit smaller and maybe with less of a yellow belly. Best differentiated by voice.

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Plain-crested Elaenia (Elaenia cristata)

Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster flavogaster)
Medellin, Colombia  

Mountain Elaenia
Mountain Elaenia (Elaenia frantzii pudica)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
  Note lack of crest.

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Mottle-backed Elaenia (Elaenia gigas)

Caribbean Elaenia
Caribbean Elaenia (Elaenia martinica cinerescens)
Botanical Gardens, Isla San Andres, Colombia
  Found on Isla San Andres.

Sierran Elaenia
Sierran Elaenia (Elaenia pallatangae pallatangae)
Sibundoy, Colombia  

Small-billed Elaenia
Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia parvirostris)
Lagunas de Yala, Yala, Argentina  

Brownish Elaenia
Brownish Elaenia (Elaenia pelzelni)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia
  Note red bill with black tip, prominent eye-ring, and lack of visible crest. Found in semi-open areas along the big Amazon rivers.

Rufous-crowned Elaenia
Rufous-crowned Elaenia (Elaenia ruficeps)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  

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Large Elaenia (Elaenia spectabilis)

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Slaty Elaenia (Elaenia strepera)

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