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Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Dist. Nainital, Uttarakhand Himalayas, Alt. 5500 ft., India, 18 October 2018
Parus monticolus

Identification

12·5–13 cm (5-5¼ in)

  • Black cap
  • Broad black ventral line
  • Greenish upperparts
  • Double wing bar

Distribution

Subspecies P. m. yunnanensis
Photo © by Mark Harper
Wawu Shan, Sichuan, China, June 2006

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Taiwan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Subspecies P. m. insperatus
Photo © by Dave 2x
Dasyueshan, Taiwan, March 2013

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • P. m. monticolus:
  • P. m. yunnanensis:
  • P. m. legendrei:
  • P. m. insperatus:

Habitat

Montane forests, particularly oak.

Behaviour

Diet

They have a varied diet consisting of insects, larvae, berries, seeds, flower buds and fruit.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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