Search by Freefind    A   B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L M  N  O  P  Q   R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y   Z      Home

 Advanced Search Alphabetically Taxon - Family Map Country Lists Help-Site Map Contact

Lesser Elaenia

 Photo by Michel GIRAUD-AUDINE © all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved

Video by Pantanal BirdClub © all rights reserved

Map by © all rights reserved

on Flickr

Visit a great web site  © all rights reserved

elachi14453.jpg (61432 bytes)

This page  only

Be notified of
page updates

it's private

powered by

Home          Order

Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Elaenia chiriquensis Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Tyrannidae Family
13 - 14 cm Length
Tropical dry forest shrubland, savanna, often near running water, degraded former forest, arable land, plantations . Up to  2,000 m. Range:- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname & Venezuela (Lesser Antilles:- Netherland Antilles:- Bonaire      Curacao    Saba    Sint-Eustatius   Saint-Martin,) Trinidad and Tobago. Costa Rica,& Panama.

See map

1-3 eggs, incubation 14 - 15 days, fledging 15 - 16 days.  2 broods/year Clutch
Arthropods, larvae and fruit.. Food  
4123 - TSN: 559848 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status


AKA:- Czech: elenie malá, Tyrancík malý
Danish: Lille Elænia
German: Grauwangen-Olivtyrann, Schlankschnabelelaenie, Schlankschnabel-Elaenie
English: Bellicose Elaenia, Chiriqui Flycatcher, Lesser Elaenia, White-crowned Flycatcher
Spanish: Elainia sabanera, Elenia Chica, Fiofío belicoso, Fio-fio Pequeño
Spanish (Argentine): Fiofío belicoso
Spanish (Colombia): Elenia Chica
Spanish (Costa Rica): Elainia sabanera
Spanish (Paraguay): Fiofío belicoso
Spanish (Venezuela): Bobito Copetón Moño Blanco
Finnish: Savannielenia
French: Élaène de Lawrence, Élénia minime, Elénie menue, Élénie menue
Italian: Elenia di Chiriquí, Elenia minore
Japanese: koshiragikutairanchou
Japanese: コシラギクタイランチョウ
Latin: Elaenia chiriquensis
Dutch: Kleine Elenia
Norwegian: Gresselenia
Polish: elenia cienkodzioba
Portuguese: Chibum, curucutado-menor
Portuguese (Brazil): Chibum, curucutado-menor
Russian: Малая эления
Slovak: elénia štíhlozobá
Swedish: Mindre elenia
Chinese: 小拟霸鹟


Elaenia chiriquensis
Elaenia chiriquensis albivertex
Elaenia chiriquensis brachyptera
Elaenia chiriquensis chiriquensis

  • Elaenia chiriquensis chiriquensis: NW Costa Rica to Panama; Coiba, Cébaco and Pearl islands
  • Elaenia chiriquensis albivertex: Colombia to the Guianas, Brazil and n Argentina; Trinidad
  • Elaenia chiriquensis brachyptera: Pacific slope of sw Colombia (Nariño) and nw Ecuador
Arkive for photos, picture gallery, sound recordings, video and bird data, checklists etc. Field guide images of over 9,000 species. Checklists covering all bird species and most of the worlds countries.

2008 Worldbirds © all rights reserved   Copy-right belongs to individual photographers

Sound recordings by XENO-CANTO are covered by creative commons Copy-right (CC)


01/03/2008 0000000

25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



Maps from Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites


01/01/2009 151,000

01/10/2010 562,291

24/09/2012 1,000,000


Credits Some of the maps, data, are from               Data from Avibase