Chestnut-bellied Tit Sittiparus castaneoventris

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“The Chestnut-bellied Tit (Sittiparus castaneoventris) is delightful little bird that is fast moving and often in small groups with other tits or birds (above, below, bottom).

“The Taiwan version of the ‘Varied Tit’ has a deeper chestnut breast and underparts, white in the face and crown strip. The black throat and upper breast form a triangle when seen from below (below). Not an easy bird to image well as the white in the efface throws off the camera auto settings.

“Nomenclature issues:
a. Chestnut-bellied Tit Sittiparus castaneoventris is used by:
Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World 2018
eBird
HBW 2019
Lepage, D. 2019. Checklist of the birds of Taiwan. Avibase, the world bird database
International Ornithologists’ Union (IOC) World Bird List 2018, version 8.2

b. Varied Tit Parus varius castaneoventris is used by:
The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World 4th Edition
OBI”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
16th January 2019

Location: Guguan, Taichung City County, Taiwan
Habitat: Recreational area near forest reserve

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