Probable nesting record of Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia Parvirostris) in Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (RJ)

Small-billed Elaenia <em>Elaenia Parvirostris</em> (&copy; Michael Patrikeev)
Small-billed Elaenia Elaenia Parvirostris (© Michael Patrikeev)

On 6 October 2011, Michael Patrikeev found an unusual elaenia nesting in a sapling at the REGUA wetland. Elaenias are difficult to identify, however, careful field observations and analysis of photos identified the species as Small-billed Elaenia Elaenia Parvirostris. This record not only constitutes the first breeding record for REGUA, but also for Rio de Janeiro state.

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