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Parus albiventris (White-bellied Tit)

Wikipedia Abstract

The white-bellied tit (Melaniparus albiventris) is a species of bird in the Paridae family.It is found in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The white-bellied tit was formerly one of the many species in the genus Parus but was moved to Melaniparus after a molecular phylogenetic analysis published in 2013 showed that the members of the new genus formed a distinct clade.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.69657
EDGE Score: 2.27177


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore, Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  70 %
Diet - Nectar [1]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [1]  20 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  30 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  70 %
Clutch Size [2]  4


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cameroonian Highlands forests Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
East African montane forests Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Arc forests Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Serengeti volcanic grasslands Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Amboseli National Park National Reserve II 99624 Kenya
Kakamega Forest Reseve Forest Reserve 44820 Kenya
Katavi National Park II 1054210 Tanzania
Lake Manyara National Park II 78767 Tanzania  
Lake Nakuru National Park II 46472 Kenya  
Mount Elgon National Park II 276135 Uganda
Mount Kenya Biosphere Reserve II 146694 Kenya
Mount Kulal Biosphere Reserve 1729738 Kenya  
Nairobi National Park II 16444 Kenya
Rubondo National Park II 50330 Tanzania
Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve 5696026 Tanzania  
Tsavo East National Park II 3232255 Kenya

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No

Prey / Diet

Harungana madagascariensis[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)1
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)1
Lamprotornis iris (Iris Glossy-starling)1
Phyllastrephus hypochloris (Toro Olive Greenbul)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)1
Turdus pelios (African Thrush)1
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)1


Tsavo National Park;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
3Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press.
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