Family Tits and Chickadees (Paridae)

Near Threatened

Palawan Tit (Pardaliparus amabilis)


Taxonomy

French: Mésange de Palawan German: Kapuzenmeise Spanish: Carbonero de Palawan
Taxonomy:

Parus amabilis

Sharpe

, 1877,

Balabac, Philippines

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Calauit, Palawan and Balabac, in W Philippines.

Descriptive notes

12–13 cm. Medium-sized tit with all-black head and bright yellow underparts. Male has entire head to nape, neck side, throat and upper breast glossy black, mantle, back... read more

Voice

Calls frequently, and more often heard than seen; range includes thin “sit sisi”, rapid and fairly... read more

Habitat

Forests, including secondary forest, edges of swamps and cultivation, in lowlands and submontane... read more

Food and feeding

Diet not well known, but includes small invertebrates and larvae, seeds, some fruit. Usually solitary, in pairs or in small groups; may... read more

Breeding

Birds in breeding condition in May. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Palawan EBA. Uncommon. Introduction of logging activity on the largely... read more

Recommended citation

Gosler, A. & Clement, P. (2020). Palawan Tit (Pardaliparus amabilis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59877 on 27 February 2020).