Agile tit-tyrant

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Agile tit-tyrant
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Uromyias
U. agilis
Binomial name
Uromyias agilis
(Sclater, PL, 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 (2016). "Uromyias agilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22699369A93728721. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22699369A93728721.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  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.

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