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Myiopagis cotta.jpg
Jamaican elaenia (Myiopagis cotta)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiopagis
Salvin & Godman, 1888
Type species
Myiopagis viridicata

Myiopagis is a genus of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers. These species are closely related to the genus Elaenia but are generally smaller.

The genus contains the following 7 species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Myiopagis caniceps.jpeg Myiopagis caniceps Grey elaenia Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.
Myiopagis cotta 1.jpg Myiopagis cotta Jamaican elaenia Jamaica
Myiopagis flavivertex - Yellow-crowned elaenia, Iranduba, Amazonas, Brazil.jpg Myiopagis flavivertex Yellow-crowned elaenia Colombia, Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador and Peru.
Forest Elaenia.jpg Myiopagis gaimardii Forest elaenia from Panama through Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas to Bolivia and Brazil.
Coopmansi (15536659372).jpg Myiopagis olallai Foothill elaenia Ecuador and Peru.
Pacific Elaenia - South Ecuador S4E9334 (16685710738).jpg Myiopagis subplacens Pacific elaenia Ecuador and Peru.
Myiopagis viridicata - Greenish elaenia.JPG Myiopagis viridicata Greenish elaenia Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States, and Venezuela.


  1. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Tyrant flycatchers". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 27 June 2019.