Tufted Tit-tyrant (Anairetes parulus)
Chilean name: Cachudito
Tufted Tit-tyrant, Torres del Paine, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image Chile
December 2005

The Tufted Tit-tyrant is distributed from southern Colombia, through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia into western and central Argentina and in central and southern Chile. It is found in a variety of habitats and I saw it at forest edges, in gardens and in scrub.

They are very active wee birds and it was quite difficult to get decent photos of them. They are fairly unmistakeable with a thin black crest curling forwards, streaked underparts and a pale yelow eye.

Tufted Tit-tyrant, Caulin, Chiloe, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
Tufted Tit-tyrant, Torres del Paine, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
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