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Tufted Tit-Tyrant

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Nominate subspeciesPhoto © by Luis R Santiago de Chile, July 2015
Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Luis R
Santiago de Chile, July 2015
Anairetes parulus


[edit] Identification

Subspecies aequatorialisPhoto © by Stanley JonesOndores, Junín, Peru, August 2017
Subspecies aequatorialis
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Ondores, Junín, Peru, August 2017

9·5 cm (3¾ in)

  • Thin black crest curling forwards
  • Concealed small white crown patch
  • Streaked underparts
  • Pale yellow eye

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. p. aequatorialis:
  • A. p. patagonicus:
  • Western Argentina (southern Mendoza to northern Santa Cruz)
  • A. p. parulus:

[edit] Habitat

Montane shrublands. Cloud forest and forest edges, farmland, gardens and parks.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They forage in pairs or family groups for insects. Occasionally seen in 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. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)

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