Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes alpinus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Tom Johnson

Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant is a small, rare, flycatcher found in Peru and in Bolivia. This species is found in a few, highly disjunct sites in the high Andes, where it inhabits patches of Polylepis woodland with shrubby undergrowth between 3700 and 4600 meters in elevation. It is dark gray overall with a long, forked crest, white hindcrown patch, black wings with white wing bars and flight feather edging, yellow-white belly, and black tail with white outer rectrices. Due to loss of its Polylepis habitat, the Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN Red List.


© Peter Hosner

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and T. Johnson (2011). Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes alpinus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.