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SPECIES INFO

The Elegant Tit (Periparus elegans) is a species of bird in the tit family Paridae. The species was formerly included in the much larger genus Parus, and some authorities have suggested that along with the closely related Palawan Tit and Yellow-bellied Tit it should be placed in a new genus, Pardaliparus. The species has nine recognised subspecies, one of which, the race P. e. panayensis from Panay, is potentially a separate species. It is endemic to the Philippines, ranging across most of the islands.

The Elegant Tit resembles the Palawan Tit, having a black head and neck, and a yellow belly, breast. The Wings are pied black and white, as is the back of the male, that of the female is olive. The species varies from the Palawan Tit in having a yellow cheek and a yellow line on the back of the head.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.





                                     



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