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Photo by James Eaton
Poecile weigoldicus


13 cm

  • Dark brown cap
  • Black bib
  • Rich brown upperparts
  • White cheeks
  • Cinnamon buff underparts

Sexes similar; juveniles are duller


Southwest China (Sichuan to eastern Tibet, south-eastern Qinghai and north-western Yunnan)


This is a monotypic species1.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Willow Tit (or Songar Tit).
The scientific name has in the past been given as either Parus weigoldicus.


Deciduous mountain forests.



It excavates a cup shaped nesting hole, usually in a rotten stump or in a tree. It is lined with fur, hair and wood chips, and maybe feathers. The clutch consists of 5-6 white eggs with small reddish spots or blotches.


The diet includes caterpillars, insects and seeds.


Recording by china guy, Sichuan, China May 2011


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase
  4. Wikipedia

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