Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant Uromyias agraphia

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Tom Johnson

The Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant is a small, chickadee-like flycatcher endemic to the Peruvian Andes. Found on the east slope of the Andes, the species inhabits undergrowth and forest edge habitat, especially bamboo, from 2700 to 3100 meters in elevation. It is dark brown above with an obvious white supercilium, dingy white chest lightly streaked with gray, and lemony yellow belly and crissum. The Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant appears to be the southern replacement species for the wider-ranging Agile Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes agilis) of the northern Andes; both species are rather tit-like in foraging and flocking behavior, and communicate with each other with short, high-pitched calls, also tit-like in quality.


© Daniel Cáceres (MUSA)

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

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and T. Johnson (2011). Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (Uromyias agraphia), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.unstit1.01