Family Tits and Chickadees (Paridae)

Near Threatened

Yellow Tit (Machlolophus holsti)


Taxonomy

French: Mésange de Taiwan German: Taiwanmeise Spanish: Carbonero de Formosa
Taxonomy:

Parus holsti

Seebohm

, 1894,

Taiwan

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Taiwan.

Descriptive notes

12·5–13 cm. Small tit with long erect crest. Male has forehead, crown and crest to side of nape black, glossed bluish, white nuchal patch extending upwards onto... read more

Voice

Calls include “si-si-si” or more drawn-out and insect-like “ tzee-tzee-tzee... read more

Habitat

Breeds in temperate primary broadleaf forests, occasionally in mixed and secondary woodlands,... read more

Food and feeding

Diet poorly known, but includes small invertebrates and larvae; nestlings apparently fed largely with caterpillars. Recorded feeding on... read more

Breeding

Poorly known. Breeds in Apr, at least. Nest mostly of dried leaves, bamboo, lichens, moss and feathers, placed up to 7 m above ground in... read more

Movements

Resident, with some short-distance movements undertaken. Recorded at lower elevations in non-... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Taiwan EBA. Uncommon or rare; possibly more numerous in S & W... read more

Recommended citation

Gosler, A. & Clement, P. (2019). Yellow Tit (Machlolophus holsti). 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/59906 on 21 February 2019).