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Parus funereus (Dusky Tit)

Wikipedia Abstract

The dusky tit (Parus funereus) is a species of bird in the tit family Paridae.It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
14
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
33
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.1306
EDGE Score: 2.49573

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  25 grams
Birth Weight [1]  1.9 grams
Clutch Size [2]  3

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Angolan Scarp savanna and woodlands Angola Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central African mangroves Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial, Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Mangroves    
Central Congolian lowland forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guinean montane forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Northwestern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Guinean lowland forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kakamega Forest Reseve Forest Reserve 44820 Kenya
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda
Korup National Park II 322100 Cameroon
Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve No or Non - Hunting Forest Reserve II 66602 Sierra Leone  
Marahoue National Park II 293884 Côte d'Ivoire  
Mont Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Ia 11675 Côte d'Ivoire  
Nouabalï-Ndoki National Park II 1013529 Congo  
Parc National de Tai National Park II 1085310 Côte d'Ivoire  
Queen Elizabeth National Park II 522052 Uganda
Reserve de Moukalaba-Dougoua (Gamba Complex) Faunal Reserve IV 266550 Gabon  
Reserve des Monts Doudou (Gamba Complex) Wildlife Management Area 656901 Gabon  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bossematie Forest Reserve Cte dIvoire A1, A2, A3
Budongo Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Bugoma Central Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Cyamudongo forest Rwanda A1, A2, A3
Dzanga-Ndoki National Park Central African Republic A1, A2, A3
Forests west of Lake Edward Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Gabela Angola A1, A2, A3
Gola Forest Reserve Sierra Leone A1, A2, A3
Gueoule and Glo Mountain Forest Reserves Cte dIvoire A1, A2, A3
Imatong mountains Sudan A1, A3
Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve Gabon 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
Kakamega forest Kenya A1, A2, A3
Kakum National Park: Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve Ghana A1, A2, A3
Kangari Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve Sierra Leone A1, A2, A3
Kasyoha: Kitomi Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Kibale National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Kidepo Sudan A3
Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Lake Te'le' Community Reserve Congo  
Lobéké National Park Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve Sierra Leone A1, A2, A3
Lomako: Yekokora Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3
Lopé Faunal Reserve Gabon A1, A2, A3
Mabira Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Maiko National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3
Marahoue National Park Cte dIvoire A1, A2, A3
Massif du Ziama Guinea A1, A2, A3
Minkébé Forest Reserve Gabon A1, A2, A3
Mount Elgon Kenya A1, A2, A3
Mount Elgon National Park Uganda A2, A3
Mount Hoyo Reserve Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Cte dIvoire A1, A2, A3
Ngiri Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3, A4i, A4ii
Ngotto Central African Republic A3
Nimba mountains Liberia A1, A2, A3
Nki Cameroon A1, A2, A3
North Nandi forest Kenya A1, A2, A3
Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex Congo A3
Nyungwe National Park Rwanda A1, A2, A3
Odzala National Park complex Congo A3
Okapi Faunal Reserve Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George Uganda A1, A3, A4i
Salonga National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3
South Nandi forest Kenya A1, A3
Tai National Park and Nzo Faunal Reserve Cte dIvoire A1, A2, A3
Tingi Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve Sierra Leone A1, A2, A3
Virunga National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Zwedru Liberia 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 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

Antiaris toxicaria[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arizelocichla masukuensis (Shelley's Greenbul)1
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)1
Colobus guereza (Guereza)1
Eurillas curvirostris (Plain Greenbul)1
Phylloscopus budongoensis (Uganda Woodland Warbler)1
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)1
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)1
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)1

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Citations

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 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.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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