Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Unstreaked Tit-tyrant (Uromyias agraphia)


Taxonomy

French: Taurillon uni German: Weißbauch-Tachurityrann Spanish: Cachudito liso
Taxonomy:

Anæretes [sic] agraphia

Chapman

, 1919,

Idma, 9000 feet [c. 2740 m], Peru

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Closely related to U. agilis. Race plengei originally described in Anairetes#R (contra HBW). Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • U. a. plengei (Schulenberg & Graham, 1981) – N Peru (Cordillera Colán, in C Amazonas).
  • U. a. squamiger O’Neill & T. A. Parker, 1976 – C Peru from E La Libertad S to Huánuco.
  • U. a. agraphia (Chapman, 1919) – upper Urubamba Valley (Cordillera Vilcanota), in Cuzco (SE Peru).
  • Descriptive notes

    12 cm; 10 g. Unstreaked version of U. agilis, with very long, graduated tail. Nominate race has crown and nape black, crown feathers elongated into bushy, flattened... read more

    Voice

    Very vocal; high-pitched, explosive “tzrieee”, and several disyllabic versions of the same that may... 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 tight groups of up to six individuals, almost always with mixed-species flocks, 1–3 m above... read more

    Breeding

    Fledgling seen in Aug in Huánuco. No other information.

    Movements

    Resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Uncommon and local; possibly often overlooked. Occurs in Río Abiseo and... read more

    Recommended citation

    Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Unstreaked Tit-tyrant (Uromyias agraphia). 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/57179 on 8 December 2019).