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Black-bibbed Tit

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Poecile hypermelaenus


[edit] Identification

11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Black crown and bib
  • White lower cheeks

[edit] Distribution

Central and eastern China to south-eastern Tibet, and western Myanmar

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1], however, some authorities consider it a part of Marsh Tit[2]

The scientific names has in the past been given as either of the following: Parus hypermelaenus, Periparus hypermelaenus or Poecile hypermelaena.

[edit] Habitat

Open broadleaved evergreen and pine forest, forest edge, scrub.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Ther diet onsists almost entirely of insects such as bees, stone and caddis flies.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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