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Periparus ater (Coal Tit)

Synonyms: Periparus melanolophus

Wikipedia Abstract

The black-crested tit (Periparus ater melanolophus), also known as the spot-winged tit, is a bird in the Paridae family. It is now usually considered a subspecies of the coal tit.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
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Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.76651
EDGE Score: 2.37644


Adult Weight [1]  9 grams
Birth Weight [2]  1 grams
Clutch Size [2]  6
Clutches / Year [1]  2
Fledging [1]  17 days
Incubation [4]  15 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  10 years
Speed [5]  23.711 MPH (10.6 m/s)
Wing Span [5]  7 inches (.18 m)
Female Maturity [3]  1 year
Male Maturity [3]  1 year

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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
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4British Trust for Ornithology
5Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197
6Ecology of Commanster
7Recruitment of a Mast-Fruiting, Bird-Dispersed Tree: Bridging Frugivore Activity and Seedling Establishment, Carlos M. Herrera, Pedro Jordano, Luis López-Soria, Juan A. Amat, Ecological Monographs, 64(3), 1994, pp. 315-344
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
9International Flea Database
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