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Parus griseiventris (Miombo Tit)

Wikipedia Abstract

The miombo tit (Melaniparus griseiventris) is a species of bird in the Paridae family.It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. The miombo tit was formerly one of 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: 7.29898
EDGE Score: 2.11613


Adult Weight [1]  15.5 grams
Birth Weight [2]  1.7 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [3]  70 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  30 %
Clutch Size [4]  4


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Angolan Miombo woodlands Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Miombo woodlands Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Katavi National Park II 1054210 Tanzania

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bangweulu swamps Zambia A1, A3, A4i
Banti Forest Reserve Zimbabwe A2, A3
Bvumba Highlands Zimbabwe A1, A2, A3
Caconda Angola A3
Cangandala National Park Angola A3
Chimanimani Mountains Mozambique A1, A2, A3
Chimanimani Mountains Zimbabwe A1, A2, A3
Chimfunshi Zambia A3
Chisamba Zambia A1, A3
Chitunta plain Zambia A1, A3
Chizarira National Park Zimbabwe A1, A3
Cuango Angola A3
Dzalanyama Forest Reserve Malawi A1, A3
Furancungo woodlands Mozambique A1, A3
Hillwood Zambia A1, A3
Jimbe drainage Zambia A3
Kafue National Park Zambia A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii
Kalungwishi Zambia A1, A3
Kasanka National Park Zambia A1, A3
Kasungu National Park Malawi A1, A3
Kundelungu National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3
Lago Carumbo Angola A1, A3
Lavushi Manda National Park Zambia A1, A3
Liuwa Plain National Park Zambia A1, A3, A4i
Lower Zambezi National Park Zambia A3, A4i, A4ii
Luachimo River (Chitato) Angola A1, A3
Luando Strict Nature Reserve Angola A1, A3
Lukususi National Park Zambia A3
Mafinga Mountains Zambia  
Marungu highlands Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A3
Mavuradonha Mountains Zimbabwe A3
Minyanya Plain Zambia  
Mount Moco Angola A1, A2, A3
Mtangatanga and Perekezi Forest Reserves Malawi A3
Mupa National Park Angola A1, A3
Mutinondo Wilderness Zambia  
Nkanga river conservation area Zambia A1, A3
Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve Malawi A1, A3
North Swaka Zambia A3
Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve Malawi A2, A3
Nyanga mountains Zimbabwe A1, A2, A3
Nyika National Park Malawi A2, A3
Robert McIlwaine Recreational Park Zimbabwe A3, A4i, A4iii
Shiwa Ng'andu Zambia A1, A3
Sioma Ngwezi National Park Zambia A3
Source of the Zambezi Zambia A3
South Viphya Forest Reserve Malawi A1, A2, A3
Ufipa plateau Tanzania A2, A3
Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve Malawi A3
West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Zambia A1, A2, A3
Wonder Gorge Zambia  

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1Peirce, MA 1984. Weights of birds from Balmoral, Zambia. Bulletin of the British Ornithological Union, 104: 84-85
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish 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
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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