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Yellow-bellied Tit

From Opus

Photo by AstrokevPicture taken in Hangzhou, China
Photo by Astrokev
Picture taken in Hangzhou, China
Periparus venustulus

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[edit] Identification

10–11 cm

  • Black cap and bib
  • Bright yellow underparts

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in mixed woodlands of east, central and southern China.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

Placed in the genus Pardaliparus by Gill and Donsker.

[edit] Habitat

Photo by china guyChengdu, Sichuan China
Photo by china guy
Chengdu, Sichuan China

Temperate and moist deciduous and evergreen forests, especially in mountain areas.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet is not too well recorded but they are known to eat insects larva and seeds. They will also store feed.

[edit] Breeding

They make a nest using moss, leaves, plants and animal fur, which is placed in a natural cavity. The clutch consists of 5-7 eggs which is laid between May and June. The eggs are incubated for 12 days, the young fledging after 16-17 days.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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