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Black-browed Tit Aegithalos bonvaloti  
Black-browed Tit
Photographer : © Rafi Z Ahmed
Location :Helmet Top, near Walong, Anjaw District, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date : 29 November 2017
English synonyms:Black-browed Bushtit, Black-browed Long-tailed-Tit, Blyth's Long-tailed Tit, Blyth's Tit, Rufous-fronted Tit, Rufous-fronted Bushtit, Père Bonvalot's Tit, Burmese Tit (sharpei), Burmese Bushtit (sharpei), Black-headed Tit, Himalayan Tit
Bird Family :Aegithalidae - Long-tailed Tits
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Recent molecular research indicates that there is very little genetic difference between A. bonvaloti and A. iouschistos and they should be should be treated as one species. Currently retained separately on OBI for convenience and pending further investigation.
Päckert, M., Martens, J., and Sun, Y.-H. (2010) Phylogeny of long-tailed tits and allies inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear markers (Aves: Passeriformes, Aegithalidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:952–967.
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