ⓘ Elaenia

                                     

ⓘ Elaenia

Elaenia is a genus of passerine birds in the tyrant flycatcher family which occur in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Except by voice, specific identification is often difficult since many species are very similar.

Elaenia flycatchers, usually brownish, greyish or olive above and dirty-white and / or pale yellow on the belly, with white or pale yellow eye-ring variable power and two or three wing bars. Some species show a crest, often with a semi-concealed white patch / streak.