Pied-crested tit-tyrant

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Pied-crested tit-tyrant
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Anairetes
Species: A. reguloides
Binomial name
Anairetes reguloides

The pied-crested tit-tyrant (Anairetes reguloides) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in coastal Peru and far northern Chile.

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


The pied-crested tit-tyrant's genus, Anairetes, is believed to be most closely related to the genera Mecocerculus and Serpophaga; however, there is no definitive evidence supporting this claim.[2] Members of the genus Anairetes are known commonly as tit-tyrants because their active foraging behavior and crests are reminiscent of the true tits in the family Paridae.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Anairetes reguloides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ del Hoyo 2004, p. 176
  3. ^ del Hoyo 2004, p. 177

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