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Photo by martinuk
Near Masindi, Western Uganda, July 2013

Alternative name: White-shouldered Tit

Melaniparus guineensis


Mainly black, white wing patch, pale eye.


Southern Mauritania and Senegal east to southern Sudan, South Sudan, and southwestern Ethiopia, south to northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and extreme western Kenya


Formerly placed in genus Parus.


Coniferous woodland.


It nests in a tree crevice; 4-6 reddish-brown blotched pinkish-white eggs are laid.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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