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SPECIES INFO

This article is about the Indian bird. For the African bird, see White-winged Black Tit.

The White-winged Tit Parus nuchalis, also known as the White-naped Tit, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is endemic to India.

This species underwent a rapid population decline in the recent past. Its small, severely fragmented population continues to decline, although at a reduced rate, as a result of the loss, degradation and fragmentation of its tropical thorn-scrub habitat. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. Current RedDataBook Status is: Vulnerable A1c; C1; C2a

The distinctive black wing coverts set the species apart from other parids in the region

The sympatric Parus major stupae has distinctive grey wing coverts

The species is distributed in scrub forest in the Kutch region of Gujarat in western India and also in small areas in southern India, especially in the Kaveri river valley. It uses old woodpeckers nest holes for nesting and roosting.

It breeds after the monsoons from May to August.





                                     



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