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Elaenia albiceps chilensis
15 cms. Tree Flycatcher and migratory widely distributed in the forested and low environments of the country. Two subspecies in Chile. The chilensis race is the best known. Short, thin beak, gray with base of jaw pale pink to yellowish. Legs grayish to blackish. Head and upper parts dark olive gray. Erectile crest and white central patch on the crown.
Open sclerophyllous forests, Valdivian forest, Araucaria and Nothofagus forests, and in the adjacent shrublands. In parks, gardens, cities and towns. In the extreme north it is found in shrub areas of oases and villages and in the vicinity of cultivated valleys. From sea level to 2,000 meters above sea level. In the extreme north of Chile, up to 3,500 meters above sea level.
Solitary, in pairs or in small groups, including mixed with other species of birds. Live and feed among the foliage of the trees. Omnivore; it feeds on flying insects, seeds and fruits. Sometimes, it is observed fluttering like hummingbird, to extract nectar from the flowers. Curious and quite confident
Lat: -41.59, Long: -73.67
Spotted on Nov 7, 2018
Submitted on Nov 9, 2018
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