Black-throated Tit

The Black-throated Tit is a small passerine, around 10.5 cm long and weighing 4-9 g. There is considerable racial variation in the plumage, but all subspecies have a medium length tail , a black throat and a black 'bandit mask' around the eye. The nominate race has a chestnut cap, breast band and flanks and dark grey back, wings and tail, and a white belly. The other subspecies have generally the same pattern but with grey caps or all grey bellies and flanks. Both sexes are alike.

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The Black-throated Tit is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black-throated Tit, Aegithalos concinnus, is a very small passerine bird in the family Aegithalidae. The species has six currently recognised subspecies, and several others have been suggested. Genetic studies have suggested that these subspecies may represent separate species, but further research is needed. The Black-throated Tit is a small passerine, around 10.5 cm long and weighing 4-9 g. More

Black-throated Tit Forward | Print | Individual message | Show original | Report this message | Find messages by this author Species : Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus iredalei Location : Pangot, Uttarakhand, India Equipment : Canon 30D 300mm F/2.8 + 2x converter Date : May 28, 2009 Thanks and Regards Nitin S 1931 Black Throated Tit May 28, 2009. More

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For the purposes of our bird news services, Black-throated Tit is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

Black-throated Tit (Aegithalos concinnus) is a local resident in Himalayas and north-eastern hills in India. More

The Black-throated Tit is a very small (10 cm), active and elegant bird. The crown and nape are rufous, bordered by a black mask. The throat and chin are white, with a central black bib (giving the name “black-throated”). The underparts are mostly white, with rufous flanks and a rufous band across the breast. The back and wings are grey, the tail blackish with white edges. A striking feature is the bright yellow iris. Both sexes are similar. More

Black-throated Tit by Nitin Srinivasamurthy Photographer: Nitin Srinivasamurthy Location: Sat Tal Uttarakhand Date Taken: 25/May/2009 Upload On: 22/Jul/2009 Rating: ****** Photographer: Shutterbug Black-throated Tit by Shutterbug Location: Fambong Lo WLS,East Sikkim Date Taken: 26/Jun/2009 Upload On: 14/Jul/2009 Rating: ****** Black-throated Tit by lokesh mosale Photographer: lokesh mosale More

Like the Black-throated Tit it has a Black throat, but the head pattern is different. The White-throated Tit can be distinguished because of it having a totally white throat as compared to the black throat of this Tit. Habitat: To be added. Red Data Status: Unspecified. More

Unlike the Black-throated Tit it has a white throat. The White-cheeked Tit can be distinguished because of it having white cheeks as compared to the black cheeks of this Tit. Habitat: To be added. Red Data Status: Unspecified. World Distribution: The White-throated Tit's global distribution is restricted to 3 countries, Pakistan, India and Nepal. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Aegithalidae
Genus : Aegithalos
Species : concinnus
Authority : (Gould, 1855)