Yellowbrowed tit

Sylviparus modestus

SUBFAMILY

Parinae

TAXONOMY

Sylviparus modestus Burton, 1836. Three subspecies. OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: M├ęsange modeste; German: Laubmeise; Spanish: Carbonero de Cejas Amarillas.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

4 in (10 cm); 0.2-0.3 oz (5-9 g); small greenish bird with a short bill, pale yellow eye ring and short crest; sexes similar.

DISTRIBUTION

S. m. simlaensis: northwestern Himalayas; S. m. modestus: central and eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, southwestern China, northern Thailand, northern Laos, northern Vietnam; S. m. klossi: southern Vietnam.

HABITAT

Inhabits alpine scrub and forest, occurring principally from 3,900-11,150 ft (1,200-3,400 m), but down to 1,475 ft (450 m)

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