Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.

The Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Pied-crested Tit-tyrant (Anairetes reguloides) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is found in Chile and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Anairetes reguloides. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. More

The Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant has broad black and white streaks on the breast and back; the belly color ranges from white to very pale yellow. The species inhabits arid to semiarid scrub habitats across a broad elevational range: it occurs in coastal riparian thickets as well as Polylepis forest at 4000 m. The Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant actively moves through dense vegetation, foraging on small arthropods by perch-gleaning or hover-gleaning; the species rarely sallies to retrieve insects. More

The Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant is a small tyrant flycatcher with a bifurcated crest, characteristic of the genus Anairetes. It has a black face and chin with coarse black and white streaks on breast and back. Among the eight species of Anairetes tit-tyrants, Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant is most similar to Black-crested Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes nigrocristatus), but there is only minimal range overlap of these two species (in Ancash, Peru); see Similar Species. More

Pied-crested Tit-tyrant - Photo copyright Simon Woolley Pied-crested Tit-tyrantPhoto copyright Simon Woolley... Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant Juan Fernandez Tit-Tyrant TuftedTit-tyrant - Photo copyright Aves Andes (Michael Rinke)TuftedTit-tyrantPhoto copyright Aves Andes (Michael Rinke) Many-colored Rush-Tyrant - Photo copyright Don DesJardinMany-colored Rush-TyrantPhoto copyright Don DesJardin Warbling Doradito - Photo copyright Hideo TaniWarbling DoraditoPhoto copyright Hideo Tani...... More

Antpitta, Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant and a variety of sierra-finches. The very localised endemic Plain-tailed Warbling-Finch also occurs just above the second lake but is also possible along the Maria Josefa trail which leads down to the ranger station from the first lake through scrub and woodland. Rarities such as Grey-bellied Comet, Purple-backed Sunbeam and Rufous-backed Inca-Finch have all been reported but there are currently no known regular sites for these species in the area. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Anairetes
Species : reguloides
Authority : (D'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837)