White-backed Black-Tit Melaniparus leuconotus

Jason Anderson
Version: 2.0 — Published September 17, 2020

Priorities for Future Research

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Priorities for Future Research

Discovery of nest site and description of breeding behavior are obvious priorities, given no prior records exist of either, as is a study of general phenology, given that evidence suggests that they may breed year round, potentially in response to food availability.

Very little data on diet, mainly determined from images indicates that this is also a priority, particularly as historical records indicate that it may be omnivorous (16), although these lack detail and require confirmation.

Given evidence of long-term movement of individuals (25), studies of movement, particularly post-breeding dispersal, may also be useful.

Recommended Citation

Anderson, J. (2020). White-backed Black-Tit (Melaniparus leuconotus), 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.whbblt1.02