SPECIES

Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus

Robyn P. Geldard, Simon Harrap, Josep del Hoyo, David Christie, Nigel Collar, Guy M. Kirwan, and Andrew J. Spencer
Version: 2.0 — Published December 22, 2020

Diet and Foraging

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Feeding

Main Foods Taken

Primarily takes insects ; also small seeds and fruits, especially raspberries (Rubus).

Food Capture and Consumption

Forages mainly in middle and lower stories, occasionally ascending into the canopy. Searches actively among twigs and foliage; hangs upside-down and clings sideways on twigs. Very gregarious and usually in flocks, sometimes containing as many as 50 individuals during winter (13).

Recommended Citation

Geldard, R. P., S. Harrap, J. del Hoyo, D. A. Christie, N. Collar, G. M. Kirwan, and A. J. Spencer (2020). Black-throated Tit (Aegithalos concinnus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.blttit2.02