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Parus cinerascens (Ashy Tit)

Wikipedia Abstract

The ashy tit (Melaniparus cinerascens) is a species of bird in the Paridae family.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna. The ashy 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.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.31099
EDGE Score: 2.11758


Adult Weight [1]  20 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  60 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [4]  4
Incubation [3]  12 days


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Augrabies Falls National Park II 137301 Northern Cape, South Africa
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park II 2382284 Northern Cape, South Africa
Marakele National Park II 163507 Limpopo, South Africa
Nylsvley Nature Reserve IV 7698 Limpopo, South Africa

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0