Anairetes

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The tit-tyrants are a group of small, mainly Andean, tyrant flycatchers in the genus Anairetes. It includes the genus Uromyias, which formerly was recognized based on syringial and plumage characters, including a flatter crest and a longer tail, but now is known to be imbedded within Anairetes due to genetic analysis. Anairetes is believed to be most closely related to the genera Mecocerculus and Serpophaga; however, there is no definitive evidence supporting this claim.

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. Tit-tyrants live in temperate or arid scrub habitats and are mainly found in the Andes mountains. It is one of only a few genera of small flycatchers that occur at such high altitudes.

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Anairetes - Species
... Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes alpinus Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes nigrocristatus Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes reguloides Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes ...
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... Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes alpinus Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes nigrocristatus Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes reguloides Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes flavirostris ...