Père David's tit

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Père David's tit
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
P. davidi
Binomial name
Poecile davidi
Berezowski and Bianchi, 1891
Range of Poecile davidi

Parus davidi

Père David's tit or the rusty-breasted tit (Poecile davidi) is a species of bird in the tit family Paridae. It is endemic to central China in southern Gansu, western Hubei, southern Shaanxi and Sichuan.

It is 12–13 centimetres (4.7–5.1 in) long with a weight of 10–12.5 grams (0.35–0.44 oz), and is similar to the related sombre tit (P. lugubris) in appearance, with a black head with white cheeks, dark grey-brown back, wings and tail, and rusty brown underparts.

Its natural breeding habitat is subalpine forests at 2,135–3,400 m altitude, mostly resident but higher altitude birds descending a little in winter to below 3,050 metres (10,010 ft).


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Poecile davidi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22711745A94307729. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22711745A94307729.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.