Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant Anairetes reguloides

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Shane G. DuBay and Christopher C. Witt


Conservation Status

The Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant is considered a species of Least Concern by the 2009 IUCN Red List based on range size/population trend criteria (BirdLife International 2009). Populations of Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant are presumed to be stable. Population size is not quantified, but its range is estimated at 104,000 km2 (BirdLife International 2009). Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant occurs in the small protected area, Reserva Nacional Pampa Galeras (Ayacucho, Peru) (Fitzpatrick 2004). Stotz et al. (1996) consider the species to be of Medium conservation priority (as opposed to Urgent, High, and Low conservation priorities).

Effects of human activity on populations

Little is known about the anthropogenic effects on the Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, though habitats nearly throughout its distribution are heavily affected human land use.  The species can occur in hedgerows of cultivated areas; however, it is reported to be absent from heavily farmed valleys (Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Jaramillo 2003).  Moreover, it occurs in riparian corridors even in densely populated areas of Lima (Museum of Southwestern Biology specimen data).

Recommended Citation

DuBay, S. G. and C. C. Witt (2009). Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes reguloides), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.