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Parus nuchalis (White-naped Tit)

Wikipedia Abstract

The white-naped tit (Machlolophus nuchalis), sometimes called the white-winged tit, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is endemic to India where it is found in dry thorn scrub forest in two disjunct populations, in western India and southern India. Its specific name nuchalis means ‘of the nuchal, nape’.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.10977
EDGE Score: 3.47936


Adult Weight [1]  13.7 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  70 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  10 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  40 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  30 %
Forages - Understory [2]  30 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Northwestern thorn scrub forests India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bandipur National Park India A1, A2, A3
Banni Grassland and Chhari Dhand India A1, A4i, A4iii
Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary and Hills India A1, A2, A3
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A2, A3
Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary India A1
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary India A1
Mudumalai National Park India A1, A2, A3
Phulwari Wildlife Sanctuary India A1
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A3
Sambhar Lake India A1, A4i, A4iii
Sei Dam reservoir and surrounding environs India A1
Udaipur Lakes Complex India A1, A4i
Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Wynaad Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka India, Sri Lanka No




Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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