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Uromyias agilis
Agile Tit-tyrant (Uromyias agilis)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Tyrannidae
Genus Uromyias

Uromyias is a genus of tyrant flycatchers known as tit-tyrants. They were formerly recognized based on syringial and plumage characters, including a flatter crest and a longer tail, but was included within Anairetes due to genetic analysis. Recent analyses suggested splitting into Uromyias again.

The tit-tyrants are fairly small birds (11–14 cm) that get their common name from the Paridae (tit) family, due to their energetic tit-like dispositions and appearance, primarily in their crests. Tit-tyrants live in temperate or arid scrub habitats and are mainly found in the Andes mountains. It is one of only a few genera of small flycatchers that occur at such high altitudes.


Agile Tit-tyrant (Sclater, 1856) (Uromyias agilis)
Unstreaked Tit-tyrant (Chapman, 1919) (Uromyias agraphia)