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Himalayan Black-lored Tit

Parus xanthogenys

Description:

It is an easy tit to recognise in most of India, large in size at 13 cm, with a broad black line (broader in the male) down its otherwise yellow front. The large crest, neck, throat and head are black with yellow cheeks and supercilia. Upperparts are olive-green. It has two white or yellowish wingbars and white outer tail feathers. Females and young birds are duller than males. The underpart colour becomes increasingly dull from north to south through this tit's range.

Habitat:

Seen at 4000 ft ASL.

Notes:

The Himalayan Black-lored Tit is, like other tits, a vocal bird, and has a large variety of calls, of which the most familiar is a si-si. The song is a sometimes nuthatch like chi-chi-chi.

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25 Comments (1–25)

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks again Mrinal :-)

Mrinal Shekhar
Mrinal Shekhar 7 years ago

Very nice capture

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks Elsa!

Elsa
Elsa 7 years ago

What a spectacular bird!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thank you Jacob, Oneng and Phillip for your kind words.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

What An amazing photo! Excellent shots Satyen!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 7 years ago

very pretty pic...

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Fantastic, Satyen!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks! This one made my day :-)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Excellent capture,, Lovely Bird,,

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thank you Ali!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

sweet!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks Liam! I was lucky to get this one up close :-)

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

Very impressive, Satyen! What a gorgeous bird!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

What a gorgeous bird!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks Diane!

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 7 years ago

Beautiful shot !

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thank you Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks Atul, Gerardo, Harsha and harsuame.

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Bello plumaje ::

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Amazing.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Extraordinary :)

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Superb!!

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Jan 1, 2013
Submitted on Jan 4, 2013

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