Rufous-naped tit

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Rufous-naped tit
Rufous-naped Tit I.jpg
At Kullu (Himachal Pradesh India)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Periparus
Species: P. rufonuchalis
Binomial name
Periparus rufonuchalis
(Blyth, 1849)

Parus rufonuchalis Blyth, 1849

The rufous-naped tit (Periparus rufonuchalis), also known as the black-breasted tit or dark-grey tit, is an Asian songbird species in the tit and chickadee family (Paridae). It was sometimes considered conspecific with the rufous-vented tit (P. rubidiventris), and was formerly placed in the genus Parus.[1]

This tit is a native of the western Himalayas, but has a very large range, occurring in parts of India, China, Pakistan, Turkestan, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan. Widespread and common, it is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.[2]


  1. ^ Gill et al. (2005)
  2. ^ BLI (2008)


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