Family Tits and Chickadees (Paridae)

Least Concern

White-browed Tit (Poecile superciliosus)


Taxonomy

French: Mésange à sourcils blancs German: Weißbrauenmeise Spanish: Carbonero cejiblanco
Taxonomy:

Poecile superciliosa

Przevalski

, 1876,

Gansu, north China

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Once judged conspecific with P. gambeli, but no genetic evidence for a close relationship#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

C & S China: E Qinghai E to S Gansu and N Sichuan, and NE & SE Xizang (Qamdo region, Lhasa region)#R.

Descriptive notes

13·5–14 cm; 10·1–12·4 g. Large, stocky, long-tailed tit with black cap and prominent white supercilium. Male has crown to nape dull black,... read more

Voice

Calls frequently, a thin “si-si” or higher-pitched “see-see” usually in... read more

Habitat

Breeds in dwarf alpine rhododendron (Rhododendron), scrub and bushes, including willow (... read more

Food and feeding

Diet little known, but includes small invertebrates and larvae, also some seeds. Occurs in pairs during breeding season, occasionally with... read more

Breeding

Poorly known. Season at least May and Jun. Nest placed in hole among roots of plants and rocks or in disused rodent burrow; a nest in... read more

Movements

Not well known. Considered to undertake short-distance altitudinal shifts; possibly longer... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon or locally common.

Recommended citation

Gosler, A., Clement, P. & de Juana, E. (2018). White-browed Tit (Poecile superciliosus). 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/59865 on 20 September 2018).