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

Diet and Foraging

Diet

Like other Elaenia, the White-crested Elaenia is omnivorous. It regularly consumes small fruit, at least when not breeding, but takes small insects as well. The diet has not been studied in detail; fruits reported to be part of the diet include Ribes (Williamson 1975); and Schinus molle and Lanthana (Fjeldså amd Krabbe 1990).

Foraging Behavior

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