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SPECIES INFO

The Rusty-breasted Tit or Père David's Tit (Poecile davidi, formerly Parus davidi) is a species of bird in the tit family Paridae. It is endemic to west-central China in southern Gansu, western Hubei, southern Shaanxi, and Sichuan.

It is 12"?13 cm long with a weight of 10"?12.5 g, and is similar to the related Sombre Tit P. lugubris in appearance, with a black head with white cheeks, dark grey-brown back, wings and tail, and rusty brown underparts.

Its natural breeding habitat is subalpine forests at 2,135"?3,400 m altitude, mostly resident but higher altitude birds descending a little in winter to below 3,050 m.





                                     



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