Lesser elaenia

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Lesser elaenia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Elaenia
Species: E. chiriquensis
Binomial name
Elaenia chiriquensis
Lawrence, 1865

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The lesser elaenia (Elaenia chiriquensis) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers.

It is found in Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest.


Twosubspecies are recognized:[2]

  • E. c. chiriquensisLawrence, 1865: found in Costa Rica and Panama
  • E. c. albivertex''Pelzeln, 1868: found in Colombia to the Guianas, Brazil and northern Argentina


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