Juan Fernández tit-tyrant

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Juan Fernández tit-tyrant
A Juan Fernández tit-tyrant (above) and a Masafuera rayadito (below)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Anairetes
A. fernandezianus
Binomial name
Anairetes fernandezianus
(Philippi, 1857)

The Juan Fernández tit-tyrant (Anairetes fernandezianus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is endemic to the Juan Fernández Islands in the South Pacific Ocean off Chile.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rural gardens, and urban areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.


The Juan Fernández 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 fernandezianus". 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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