Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant Anairetes flavirostris
Version: 2.0 — Published July 9, 2020
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Individuals may chase conspecific territory intruders (10).
When a threat is perceived, birds can raise the short crown feathers, displaying their white crown. Threats can include a human intruder approaching a nest, or a territorial threat from a conspecific (10). When facing a conspecific, the bird that raises its crest the highest is the dominant individual, and successfully chases the other (10).
Very little information, but presumably is socially monogamous.
Social and Interspecific Behavior
Degree of Sociality
Nonpredatory Interspecific Interactions
Sometimes forages in mixed-species flocks (2, 21); flock associates include tit-spinetails Leptasthenura sp., Black-crested Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes nigrocristatus), and conebills Conirostrum sp. (19).