The majority of tits are common with wide continental distributions. However, the white-naped tit is listed as Vulnerable under IUCN criteria. Endemic to India, it occurs in small, fragmented populations in tropical, dry, thorn-scrub habitat and dry deciduous forests. Three other species, all restricted to small island groups, are listed as Near Threatened: the Palawan tit, Parus amabilis, which is restricted to primary forests on three islands in the Philippines; the white-fronted tit, which occurs on two islands in the Philippines; and the yellow tit, which is found in broad-leaved forest in the central mountain regions of Taiwan.
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