Order
Passeriformes
Family
Tyrannidae
Genus
Anairetes
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus

Galen A. Dolkas and Trent J. Neiman
Version: 1.0 — Published October 30, 2015

Diet and Foraging

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Diet

Main food taken:

Tufted Tit-Tyrant is insectivorous, although its diet is not known in any detail (Engilis and Kelt 2009). The contents of one stomach included insect larvae and mature insects, including small black beetles (Humphrey et al. 1970).

Microhabitat for foraging:

Tufted Tit-Tyrant forages in shrubs, flying from the top of one shrub to the bottom of another, and then foraging upwards toward the crown (Engilis and Kelt 2009). At one site in Chile, it displays a moderate preference for three shrubs: Adesmia spp., Baccharis spp., and Porlieria spp. (Engilis and Kelt 2009).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Dolkas, G. A. and T. J. Neiman (2015). Tufted Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes parulus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.tuttyr1.01