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Parus holsti (Yellow Tit)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow tit, or Formosan yellow tit, (Machlolophus holsti) is a species of bird in the Paridae family.It is endemic to central Taiwan. Its natural habitat is montane temperate forest. It has a restricted range and small population, and appears to be declining due to large-scale capture for export by the wild bird trade, so it is classed as Near Threatened by the IUCN. The yellow tit was formerly one of the many species in the genus Parus but was moved to Machlolophus 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: 10.49
EDGE Score: 3.13462


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  33 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  33 %
Forages - Understory [1]  33 %
Clutch Size [2]  4


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Taroko National Park II 227337 Taiwan  
Tawushan Nature Preserve 116140 Taiwan  
Yushan National Park 260671 Taiwan      

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish 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
2Jetz 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