The black-throated bushtit is a petite bird that measures 10.5cm (4 inches) in height and has a weight range of 4-9 grams (0.14-0.317 ounces). It has strikingly vibrant hues which are impeccably captured by Chen Chengguang, a renowned wildlife photographer from Taiwan. Delight in some of the most exceptional snapshots we have gathered for you.
The black-throated bushtit is a bird species with a moderate-length tail and a notable black throat and mask encircling its eyes. It displays various plumage patterns.
The feathered creatures dwell in Asia, occupying a vast territory that encompasses the Himalayan foothills, parts of northern India and north-eastern Bangladesh, as well as Nepal, Bhutan, north Myanmar, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Furthermore, certain secluded groups have been spotted residing in southern Vietnam, Hainan Island, and north China, extending to the Yellow River.
Black-throated bushtits typically inhabit open broadleaved and pine forests as their natural habitat. As highly sociable birds, they often travel in big flocks consisting of up to 40 individuals.
The preferred food of the black-throated bushtit are insects, small seeds, and fruits. Among these, raspberries are its top choice.