Tit-tyrant

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Tit-tyrants
Tufted Tit-Tyrant.jpg
Tufted tit-tyrant (Anairetes parulus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

The tit-tyrants are a group of small, mainly Andean, tyrant flycatchers found in the genera Anairetes and Uromyias.

The tit-tyrants are fairly small birds (11–14 cm) that get their common name from the tit family, due to their energetic tit-like dispositions and appearance, primarily in their crests.[1] Tit-tyrants live in temperate or arid scrub habitats and are mainly found in the Andes mountains.[1] It is one of only a few genera of small flycatchers that occur at such high altitudes.[2]

Species[edit]

Anairetes[edit]

Uromyias[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b del Hoyo 2004, p. 177
  2. ^ del Hoyo 2004, p. 190

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