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Parus fasciiventer (Stripe-breasted Tit)

Wikipedia Abstract

The stripe-breasted tit (Melaniparus fasciiventer) is a species of bird in the Paridae family.It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.Its natural habitats are boreal forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The stripe-breasted 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: 11.9095
EDGE Score: 2.55796


Adult Weight [1]  14 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  70 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  30 %
Clutch Size [4]  3
Incubation [3]  15 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Echuya Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A2, A3
Forests west of Lake Edward Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Itombwe Mountains Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Kahuzi-Biega National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Kibira National Park Burundi A1, A2, A3
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Mount Kabobo Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Nyungwe National Park Rwanda A1, A2, A3
Rwenzori Mountains National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Virunga National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Volcans National Park Rwanda A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe Yes

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish 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
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz 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
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