Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Agile Tit-tyrant (Uromyias agilis)


Taxonomy

French: Taurillon agile German: Brauentachurityrann Spanish: Cachudito ágil
Taxonomy:

Euscarthmus agilis

P. L. Sclater

, 1856,

“Bogotá”, Colombia

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Closely related to U. agraphia. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Andes of W Venezuela (Mérida, Táchira), E & C ranges of Colombia, and Ecuador (S to Cotopaxi on W slope, to NE Loja on E slope).

Descriptive notes

12·5 cm. Streaked flycatcher with flattened black crest and very long, graduated tail. Has brownish-black crown, feathers elongated into bushy, flattened crest, bordered... read more

Voice

A short, chattery trill, sometimes descending slightly and ending in hiccup, “t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-e-e-e... read more

Habitat

Upper montane cloudforest and shrubby elfin-forest thickets, with strong preference for mixed or... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Forages actively, in pairs or in groups of up to six individuals, almost always with mixed-species flocks, within several metres... read more

Breeding

Birds with enlarged gonads in Feb in Colombia, and fledglings in Dec and Jul in NW Ecuador. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common. Occurs in Puracé National Park, in Colombia; in Ecuador, occurs in several protected areas on W slope of Andes, and in all... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Agile Tit-tyrant (Uromyias agilis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57178 on 17 June 2019).