Sunday, 7 August 2016

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Paridae (Tits and Chickadees)
Cinereous Tit
Parus cinereus
苍背山雀
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Taxonomy update for 2013
Great Tit (Parus major) is split into three species :
- Great Tit (Parus major)
- Cinereous Tit (Parus cinereus)
- Japanese Tit (Parus minor)

    Size : 12·5–14 cm; 11·9–22·1 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Parus cinereus cinereus (Vieillot, 1818)
    – Java and Lesser Sundas.
  • Parus cinereus caschmirensis (E. J. O. Hartert, 1905)
    – NW Himalayas E from N Pakistan.
  • Parus cinereus decolorans (Koelz, 1939)
    – NE Afghanistan and NW Pakistan (east of Kabul and south of the Hindu Kush).
  • Parus cinereus ziaratensis (Whistler, 1929)
    – C & S Afghanistan and W Pakistan.
  • Parus cinereus mahrattarum (E. J. O. Hartert, 1905)
    – SW India (Kerala) and Sri Lanka.
  • Parus cinereus stupae (Koelz, 1939)
    – W, C & SE India.
  • Parus cinereus nipalensis (Hodgson, 1837)
    – N India and Nepal E to W & C Myanmar.
  • Parus cinereus vauriei (Ripley, 1950)
    – NE India (E Assam).
  • Parus cinereus templorum (Meyer de Schauensee, 1946)
    – W Thailand and S Indochina.
  • Parus cinereus hainanus (E. J. O. Hartert, 1905)
    – Hainan Is.
  • Parus cinereus ambiguus ((Raffles, 1822)
    – Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
  • Parus cinereus sarawacensis (Slater, 1885)
    – NW, NE & SE Borneo.

Parus cinereus ssp. ambiguus
Date : 03 January 2016
Location : Kuala Gula, Daerah Kerian, Perak

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