The Strange Black-Throated Bushtit, That Is Small And Strange

Black-Throated Bushtit

Black-Throated Bushtits are also known as the Black-throated tit. They are small passerine birds that belong to the family Aegithalidae. Several more subspecies have been recognized of Black-Throated Bushitis. All of them are slightly varied in the colors of their plumage but have medium-length tails.

They are scientifically named the Aegithalos concinnus

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Black-Throated Bushtits are very small and typically measure around 10.5 cm in length and weigh 4 to 9 grams. They are most commonly found in the foothills of the Himalayas stretching across Northern India through North-Eastern Countries of Asia. 

We are thankful to the Taiwanese wildlife photographer Chen Chengguang so that we could enjoy the photographs of multi-colored Black-Throated Bushtits. Let’s see more images and habitats of the Black-Throated Tits.

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Isn’t it adorable?

Black-Throated Bushtit

Watch the glimpse of Black-throated Bushtit.

As it is named they have black throats followed by white feathers on the upper side of the breasts. The most appealing thing is their bandit mask over their eyes as if they are peeping through it. Black-throated tits have chestnut caps, breast bands, and flanks with a white belly. Their backs, wings, and tails are dark-gray in color. 

Unlike other bird species, both males and females are the same.

Black-Throated Bushtit

Black-throated Bushtits range from the Himalayan regions, stretching across Northern India through North-Eastern Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Northern Myanmar, Vietnam, and Taiwan. 

A large number of separate populations of Black-throated Tits also occur in southern Vietnam, the island of Hainan, and further north in China up to the Yellow River.

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Look at their yellow thighs and legs.

They love to live in the open broadleaf forests as well as pine forests, generally occurring in middle altitudes.

Black-Throated Bushtit

They are highly social and love to travel in large flocks consisting of up to 40 birds. 

This bird is highly social and loves to travel in groups. They often join mixed-species flocks for feeding. Surprisingly their group numbers become larger during the non-breeding season, but smaller groups exist year-round.

Black-throated Tits construct their nests with moss and lichen and hang them in the branches of trees.

Mainly they feed on small insects and spiders.

Black-throated bushtits love to feed on small insects and spiders, as well as fruits, berries (particularly raspberries), and small seeds. 

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It is really difficult to identify the male and female bushtit but both of them are adorable, aren’t they? Hope you liked reading about this, share it with your loved ones to see.

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