Supriya Ghosh

Ash breasted tit tyrant

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Anairetes
Higher classification  Anairetes
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Tyrannidae
Scientific name  Anairetes alpinus
Rank  Species
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The ash-breasted tit-tyrant (Anairetes alpinus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in Bolivia and Peru.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy

The ash-breasted 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. 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.

References

Ash-breasted tit-tyrant Wikipedia


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