Black-crested Tit-Tyrant / Anairetes nigrocristatus

Black-crested Tit-Tyrant / Anairetes nigrocristatus

Black-crested Tit-Tyrant

SCI Name:  Anairetes nigrocristatus
Protonym:  Anaeretes nigrocristatus Orn.Perou 2 p.555
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bkctit1
Type Locality:  Chota, Peru.
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Publish Year:  1884
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DEFINITIONS

ANAIRETES
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Tufted Tit Tyrant A. parulus) Gr. αναιρετης anairetēs  destroyer (i.e. tyrant). Illustrated in Reichenbach 1850, plate LXVI, labelled Muscicapinae: Tyranninae, with other tyrant flycatchers, this epithet seems scarcely warranted for the small Tufted Tit Tyrant, although it does tend towards aggression during the breeding season; "Anairetes Reichenbach, 1850, Avium Syst. Nat., pl. 66. Type, by subsequent designation (Sclater, 1888, Cat. Birds. Brit. Mus., 14, p. 106), Anairetes parulus." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 45); G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 50, treated this name under Serpophaga, and gave the type as S. albocoronata Gould, 1839 = Muscicapa straminea Temminck, 1822 (now a subsp. of S. subcristata), but Reichenbach's plate cannot be identified with this bird.  I have elsewhere suggested that the birds of this genus be given the substantive name of Cachudito (from the Spanish cachudito  little long-horn).
Var. Anaeretes.
Synon. Spizitornis, Yanacea.

nigrocristata / nigrocristatus
L. niger  black; cristatus  crested  < crista  crest.