Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant Anairetes reguloides

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant has been characterized as a series of loud descending whistles similar to the song of the Southern Beardless Tyrannulet (Camptostoma obsoletum) (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990). Schulenberg et al. (2007) describe the call as a squeaky, descending tweek-tweek-twik-tuik-trr; this call lasts 1.5-3 seconds (Jaramillo 2003). Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant also sings an early morning song of rising squeaky churrs: teek’teek’trk-trrrk or tk-tweek! trrrrk (Schulenberg et al. 2007).  Recordings of Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant vocalizations are archived at Macaulay Library and xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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.