Agile tit-tyrant

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Agile tit-tyrant
Anairetes agilis.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Uromyias
U. agilis
Binomial name
Uromyias agilis
(Sclater, 1856)

Anairetes agilis

Uromyias agilis chirping

The agile tit-tyrant (Uromyias agilis) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers. It is native to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.[1]

This bird lives in mountain forests in the Andes. It is associated with bamboo of the genus Chusquea. It builds its nest in the stalks, using the leaves to weave the cup and lining it with the feathers of other birds.[2]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International 2012. Anairetes agilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ Bonier, F., Martin, P. R., & Moore, I. T. (2008). First description of the nest and young of the Agile Tit-Tyrant (Uromyias agilis). Ornitologia Neotropical 19, 117-22.

Further reading[edit]

  • del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D., eds. (2004). "Agile Tit-Tyrant". Handbook of the Birds of the World. 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. pp. 278, 282–3. ISBN 978-84-87334-69-6.