Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Juan Fernandez Tit-tyrant (Anairetes fernandezianus)


Taxonomy

French: Taurillon de Juan Fernandez German: Juan-Fernández-Tachurityrann Spanish: Cachudito de Juan Fernández
Taxonomy:

Culicivora fernandeziana

R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede]

, 1857,

Juan Fernández Islands, off Chile

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Molecular data#R have suggested that this species is sister to A. parulus (which see). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Robinson Crusoe I, Juan Fernández Is (off C Chile).

Descriptive notes

12·5 cm. A large, dark version of A. parulus. Crown is blackish, with central feathers pure black and greatly elongated into very substantial recurved crest... read more

Voice

Not described; likely to be similar to that of A. parulus.

Habitat

All wooded and scrub habitats, including second growth and gardens; sea-level to 900 m.

Food and feeding

Diet probably insects. Forages actively, in pairs or family groups. Makes frequent short flights from perch to perch; perch-gleans and... read more

Breeding

Not documented; probably Aug–Dec.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Juan Fernández Islands EBA. Population estimated at 5000 individuals in... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Juan Fernandez Tit-tyrant (Anairetes fernandezianus). 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/57177 on 13 November 2019).