Plain-crested elaenia

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Plain-crested elaenia
Elaenia cristata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Elaenia
Species: E. cristata
Binomial name
Elaenia cristata
Pelzeln, 1868
Subspecies

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The plain-crested elaenia (Elaenia cristata) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.

Subspecies[edit]

Twosubspecies are recognized:[2]

  • E. c. alticolaZimmer & Phelps Sr., 1946: found in Venezuela and the Guianas through Brazil to southeastern Peru and Bolivia
  • E. c. cristataPelzeln, 1868: found in Venezuela and the Guianas through Brazil to southeastern Peru and Bolivia

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