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Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant Anairetes reguloides

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

Vocalizations

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, Shane G. and Christopher 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, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.pcttyr1.01