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Tit-tyrant, Tufted
 
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Scientific Name:
Anairetes parulus
Location(s):
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Global, Peru, South America Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. (1996). ...
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Wikipedia
The Tufted Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes parulus) is a species of bird in the tyrant flycatcher family Tyrannidae. This species is found in western South America; its range stretches from southern Colombia south along the Andes mountains to Tierra del Fuego. It prefers to live in upper montane forests and shrublands; however, it is a habitat generalist and can be found across a wide range of ecosystems. The Tufted Tit-Tyrant has three subspecies, including the nominate subspecies Anairetes parulus parulus, A. p. aequatorialis, and A. p. patagonicus, and is very closely related to the Juan Fernández Tit-Tyrant. It is very small with a distinctive and conspicuous crest. The bird's head is black overall with white supraloral and postocular stripes. Its dull grayish-brown back contrasts with its white throat and breast that are covered with black streaks and pale, unmarked yellow underbelly. There are few noticeable differences in plumage between the subspecies. It is a vocal flycatcher with a broad repertoire of songs. ...
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