Rusty-breasted Tit or Pre David’s Tits

The Rusty-breasted Tit or Père David’s Tit (Poecile davidi, formerly Parus davidi) is endemic to west-central China in southern Gansu, western Hubei, southern Shaanxi, and Sichuan.

It inhabits subalpine forests at 2,135–3,400 m altitude. It is mostly resident but at higher altitudes, they may descend a little in winter to below 3,050 m.

Description

This tit averages 12 – 13 cm in length and weighs ~10 – 12.5 g.

It has a black head with white cheeks; dark grey-brown back, wings and tail; and is rusty brown below.

It resembles the related Sombre Tit (P. lugubris).

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