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Placed in the genus Pardaliparus by Gill and Donsker.
Temperate and moist deciduous and evergreen forests, especially in mountain areas.
Their diet is not too well recorded but they are known to eat insects larva and seeds. They will also store feed.
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.
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