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Includes Sichuan Tit
Sexes similar; juveniles are duller
Four subspecies are recognized:
IOC recognize P.(s.) weigoldicus as a full species "Sichuan Tit", but places the rest of these taxa into Willow Tit.
The scientific name has in the past been given as either Parus songarus or Poecile songarus.
Deciduous mountain forests.
It excavates a cup shaped nesting hole, usually in a rotten stump or in a tree. It is lined with fur, hair and wood chips, and maybe feathers. The clutch consists of 5-6 white eggs with small reddish spots or blotches.
The diet includes caterpillars, insects and seeds.
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Recording by china guy, Sichuan, China May 2011
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