Family Tits and Chickadees (Paridae)

Vulnerable

White-naped Tit (Machlolophus nuchalis)


Taxonomy

French: Mésange à ailes blanches German: Weißflügelmeise Spanish: Carbonero nuquiblanco
Taxonomy:

Parus nuchalis

Jerdon

, 1845,

Eastern Ghats, India

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Patchy in NW & S peninsular India.

Descriptive notes

12–13 cm; 13–14·5 g. Medium-sized, strongly patterned, pied tit. Male has forehead and upper lores to crown, nape and most of upperparts, including all... read more

Voice

Most frequent contact call a short series of thin whistles, usually introduced by slightly higher-... read more

Habitat

Lowland dry acacia (Acacia) thorn-scrub (usually dominated by Acacia catechu and... read more

Food and feeding

Diet poorly known, but includes small invertebrates, principally spiders (Araneae) and larvae, and also some fruit, especially berries, and... read more

Breeding

Poorly known. Season May–Aug. Nest a pad or platform of plant fibres and down, animal hair and wool, placed in hole in tree,... read more

Movements

Resident, but may disperse some distance from breeding area in non-breeding season.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Has declined considerably in both range and numbers over last century; distribution has probably always been patchy, but local declines and extinctions have... read more

Recommended citation

Gosler, A. & Clement, P. (2018). White-naped Tit (Machlolophus nuchalis). 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/59903 on 22 September 2018).