Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus
Green-backed Tit, Drugyel Dzong, Paro, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

Drugyel Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
March 2008

The Green-backed Tit is distributed along the Himalayas into south and central China and into northern Myanmar with disjunct populations in Vietnam and Taiwan.

Green-backed Tit, Drugyel Dzong, Paro, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image It is found in a variety of deciduous, coniferous and mixed forests as well as in more open areas. In the Himalayas it breeds at between 1,200 and 3,700 metres.

It is very similar to Great Tit P. major but has two rather than one wing-bar, a brighter green back and blue edges to the wing feathers.
Green-backed Tit, Drugyel Dzong, Paro, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase.
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