The bird world is very cheerful, vibrant, and colorful. The bold color combination, vivid hues, and delicate patterns of birds make the kingdom of animals are even more impressive.
But, have you heard of the black-throated bushtit? Yes, you read that right. Besides from its funny name, this bird (Aegithalos Concinnus) is also called the black-throated tit, it’s very attractive.
This tiny bird belongs to the Aegithalidae family, and is only about 4 inches (10.5 cm) small, and it weighs from 0.14 to 0.32 ounces (4 to 9 grams).
These very adorable critters have vibrant-colored and fluffy plumage, therefore Taiwanese wildlife photographer Chen Chengguang, who specialized in bird photography, has captured their beauty perfectly.
These birds are very social and they travel in big flocks, up to 40 birds. They are eating small seeds, fruits, insects, and they love raspberries.
All of the species have a black throat, a medium length tail, and a black ‘bandit’ mask, around their eyes, however they can vary in the plumage.
This nominate race has dark grey back, tail, belly, and back, breast band, flanks, and a chestnut cap. The chest band is same-patterned in the others too, but with grey flanks, caps, and bellies.
The black-throated bushtit is living in the open pine forests and broadleaf, which generally occur in medium altitudes.
Their habitat ranges from the Himalayas, and stretches all across the north of India, throughout the north-eastern territory of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, the northern part of Myanmar, Taiwan and Vietnam.