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Green Backed Tit

Parus monticolus


Glossy black cap, white cheeks, olive-green upper-parts, small whitish nuchal patch, light greyish rump. Tail black, fringed and tipped white. Dull black wings with double white wing-bars,white fringes tips to the tertials. Bib & ventral line black, joining the cap at the lores and sides of the neck, the remainder underparts yellow. Very restless. Moves in large groups and prefers to be under cover. Loud and clear te-te calls.


ts natural habitats are boreal forests, temperate forests, and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


I saw it at Kolakham in Neora Valley National Park region of West Bengal, India.

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1 Comment

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

The moment I saw it I knew it was one of the Kolakham birds!

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West Bengal, India

Spotted on Mar 24, 2015
Submitted on Apr 8, 2015

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