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Black-crested Tit-Tyrant

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Male/FemalePhoto ©  by Stanley JonesHuascarán National Park, Peru, August, 2017
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Huascarán National Park, Peru, August, 2017
Anairetes nigrocristatus


[edit] Identification

13 cm (5 in)

  • Elongated crown feathers forming bifurcated crest
  • White crown and nape patch
  • Black overall plumage with white streaking

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in the Andes of extreme southern Ecuador and western Peru (south to Pasco)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

High-altitude arid scrub. Woods and dense shrubbery along streams and ravines.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects. They forage alone or in small groups; sometimes seen with mixed species flocks

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. BF member observations
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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