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Yellow Tit - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Taiwan Yellow Tit

Photo by Dave 2x
Dasyueshan, Taiwan, March 2013
Machlolophus holsti


12·5–13 cm (5 in)

  • Black (with bluish gloss) forehead crown and crest
  • White nuchal patch


Montane forests of Taiwan.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in the genus Parus.


They breed in temperate broadleaf forests.



Not a lot of information is available about their diet, but they are known to eat invertebrates and larvae.


  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 November 2014)

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