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Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus monticolus   - Feeding behaviour
Green-backed Tit
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Thoolakharka (also known as Australian Base Camp), Gandaki Zone, Western Region, Nepal, at 2050m ASL
Date : 8 November 2017
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Bird Family :Paridae - Typical Tits, Sultan Tit, Groundpecker, Yellow-browed Tit
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Green-backed Tits have a wide diet (invertebrates, insects, fruit, seeds/nuts, etc) and participate in mix-species foraging. On a number of occasions I spotted a feeding technique used to deal with hard nuts. The bird would hold the nut, on a fairly horizontal branch, tightly in the grip of both feet. It would then ‘hack-away’ at the nut and feed on small pieces. This technique allows it to deal with larger nuts. A short video recording here: https://youtu.be/89n68l96eEg
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