Black-throated Tit Of Vietnam – Aegithalidae

The Black-Throated Tit (Aegithalos concinnus) is a small, charming bird that is one of the jewels of Vietnam’s avifauna. This adorable bird is easily recognizable by its black throat and nape, white cheeks, and rusty-brown cap. It has a relatively short tail and a small, sharp beak that it uses to feed on insects and spiders. The Black-Throated Tit can be found in the mountainous forests of Vietnam, where it builds intricate nests made of moss, lichen, and spider silk.

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The Black-Throated Tit is a highly social bird, often traveling in small flocks with other individuals of its species. They are highly active and acrobatic, using their strong legs and feet to cling to branches and twigs while searching for food. They are known to make a variety of high-pitched calls, which are used to communicate with other members of their flock.

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During the breeding season, Black-Throated Tits build dome-shaped nests that are intricately woven with spider silk, moss, and lichen. They lay 4-7 eggs per clutch, which are incubated by both parents. The young birds are fed by both parents and leave the nest after about 3 weeks.

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The Black-Throated Tit is listed as a species of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), due to its relatively large range and stable population. However, the bird’s habitat is threatened by deforestation and other human activities, so conservation efforts are still necessary to ensure its long-term survival. Nevertheless, with its charming appearance, acrobatic behavior, and sweet calls, the Black-Throated Tit remains a cherished member of Vietnam’s diverse avifauna

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