Himalayan Black-lored Tit

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The Himalayan black-lored tit (Parus xanthogenys) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The yellow-cheeked tit is probably its closest relative, and it may also be related to the yellow tit. These three tits almost certainly form a distinct lineage.

Lore in the bird's common name refers to the area between eye and bill.

This species is a resident breeder in the Himalayas. It is an active and agile feeder, taking insects and spiders from the forest canopy, and sometimes fruit.

It uses woodpecker or barbet holes for nesting, and will also excavate its own hole or use man-made sites.

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Himalayan Black-lored Tit, G B Pant High Altitude Zoo
Himalayan Black-lored Tit, G B Pant High Altitude Zoo

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