Order
Passeriformes
Family
Tyrannidae
Genus
Elaenia
 
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SPECIES

White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps

Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published September 10, 2009

Behavior

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Introduction

Like other Elaenia, the White-crested Elaenia takes food with perch-gleans and hover-glearns.

Territoriality

No information.

Sexual Behavior

Little known; presumably is monogamous, or at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

The White-crested Elaenia typically is solitary, but, at least when not breeding, may congregate with other frugivores at fruiting trees. Aggregations of up to 100 individuals have been reported during migration (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990). Sometimes associates with mixed-species flocks.

Predation

White-crested Elaenia is a frequent prey item in the diet of Bicolored Hawk (Accipiter bicolor chilensis) at one site in southern Chile (Figueroa Rojas et al. 2004).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2009). White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whcela1.01