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Black-bibbed Tit - BirdForum Opus

Poecile hypermelaenus


11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Black crown and bib
  • White lower cheeks


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


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.


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



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


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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