Ash-breasted tit-tyrant

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Ash-breasted tit-tyrant
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Anairetes
A. alpinus
Binomial name
Anairetes alpinus
(Carriker, 1933)

The ash-breasted tit-tyrant (Anairetes alpinus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in Bolivia and Peru.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


The ash-breasted 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 alpinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ del Hoyo 2004, p. 176
  3. ^ del Hoyo 2004, p. 177

Cited texts[edit]

  • del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Christie, David, eds. (2004). Handbook of the Birds of the World. 9. Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails. Barcelona: Lynx Editions. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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