Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers
This guide covers all 110 of the world's species of tits, nuthatches and creepers. The Parulidae ("true" tits), Remizidae (penduline tits) and Aegithalidae (long-tailed tits) form the bulk of the book (78 species), with a further 24 species of nuthatch and eight creepers. The text covers each species under a number of headings: identification, sex and age, voice, distribution and movements, habitat, population, habits, breeding biology, description, movements, geographical variation, relationships, and references.
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1st Adult alula Azure Tit belly bill birds Black-capped Chickadee blackish blue blue-grey browner Burma Carolina Chickadee central centre cheek patches Chickadee China cinnamon crown dark brown dark grey dull ear-coverts east eastern Eurasian Nuthatch eyestripe flanks flight feathers flocks foraging forehead forest fresh plumage GEOGRAPHICAL VARIATION glossy greater coverts greyer HABITAT Himalayas hybrids juvenile less Marsh Tit median coverts mid grey moult mountains nape narrowly fringed Nepal nest northern nuchal nuchal spot Nuthatch off-white outer pale grey Penduline Tit plumage populations Post-juvenile primary coverts range recorded remainder of underparts rufous rump scapulars Shan Sichuan sides of neck slightly duller slightly paler song southern Southern Black Tit species spot supercilium tail feathers tail of male tertials tinged tipped white Treecreeper Turkestan Tit underparts undertail-coverts upper mantle upperparts upperparts slightly variable western whitish Willow Tit Wing of male winter worn plumage yellow Yunnan