Temminck & Schlegel, 1848
|Distributions of Parus minor (blue-green) and Parus major (orange-red)|
Japanese tit (Parus minor), also known as Oriental tit, is a passerine bird which replaces the similar great tit in Japan and the Russian Far East beyond the Amur River, including the Kuril Islands. Until recently, this species was classified as a subspecies of great tit (Parus major), but studies indicated that the two species coexist in the Russian Far East without intermingling or frequent hybridization.
- Päckert, M.; Martens, J.; Eck, S.; Nazarenko, A. A.; Valchuk, O. P.; Petri, B.; Veith, M. (2005). "The great tit (Parus major) – a misclassified ring species". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 86 (2): 153. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2005.00529.x.
- Japanese tit at Avibase
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