Samiksha Jaiswal

Grey tit

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Melaniparus
Higher classification  Parus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Paridae
Scientific name  Parus afer
Rank  Species
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Similar  Bird, Ashy tit, Miombo tit, Parus, Acacia tit

Grey tit


The grey tit (Melaniparus afer) is a species of bird in the family Paridae. It is found in Lesotho and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.

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The grey tit was formerly one of the many species in the genus Parus but was moved to Melaniparus after a molecular phylogenetic analysis published in 2013 showed that the members of the new genus formed a distinct clade.

Grey tit nesting in sparrow and tit nestbox


References

Grey tit Wikipedia


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