An adult female feeding its chick, on a bush.

An adult female feeding its chick, on a bush.
Species: White-browed Tit-warbler   Leptopoecile sophiae
Author: John and Jemi Holmes
Added to IBC: 1 Oct 2012 - 00:58
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Published in HBW Volume 13 on page 91.
Original HBW caption:
Unlike the cases of some other aegithalids, there is no evidence to suggest that the White-browed Titwarbler ever engages in co-operative breeding. Instead, birds breed monogamously, without assistance from adult helpers. Records of Leptopoecile nests side-by-side suggest that the species might nest colonially, but may simply relate to the existence of additional roost-sites nearby. White-browed Tit-warblers lay between four and eight eggs, and these hatch after a fortnight. The parents take turns in brooding the chicks during the first week, and the young fledge after 18–20 days. The fledglings continue to be fed by their parents, as seen here, and roost in their natal nest for a further 7–12 days before becoming independent.

Citation

John and Jemi Holmes, IBC1008550. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1008550.

Extended version
John and Jemi Holmes, IBC1008550. Photo of White-browed Tit-warbler Leptopoecile sophiae at Huzhu Bei Shan National Forest Park, China (Northern). Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1008550.

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