New distribution records of Anairetes alpinus (Carriker, 1933) (Aves, Tyrannidae), a highly specialized and endangered bird of Polylepis forests in Junín, Peru

Harold Rusbelth Quispe Melgar, Wendy C. Navarro Romo, Fressia Nathalie Ames Martinez, Vladimir Fernando Camel Paucar, C. Steven Sevillano-Ríos

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The Ash-breasted Tit-tyrant, Anairetes alpinus (Carriker, 1933) (Aves, Tyrannidae), is an endangered and highly specialized
bird that inhabits the Polylepis forests (Rosaceae) of Peru and Bolivia. Here, we report 2 new localities in the
department of Junín, central Peru, where it was detected in forests dominated by Polylepis canoi, P. rodolfo-vasquezii,
and a third undescribed Polylepis species. We conclude that a residential population is the more likely possibility
although the possibility of dispersal individuals should also be considered.
Original languageAmerican English
Article number504
Pages (from-to)499
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Issue number3
StatePublished - 4 Apr 2018

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