Yellow-billed tit-tyrant

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Yellow-billed tit-tyrant
Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant.JPG
An example in Peru
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Anairetes
Species: A. flavirostris
Binomial name
Anairetes flavirostris
Sclater & Salvin, 1876

The yellow-billed tit-tyrant (Anairetes flavirostris) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.

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

Taxonomy[edit]

The yellow-billed 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Anairetes flavirostris". 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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