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Yellow-cheeked tit

In Thai: นกติ๊ดแก้มเหลือง

Binomial name: Machlolophus spilonotus, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, 1850

The yellow-cheeked tit (Machlolophus spilonotus) is a species of bird in the family Paridae.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Burma, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

The yellow-cheeked 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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Paridae
Genus
Machlolophus
Species
Machlolophus spilonotus

Common names

  • Thai: นกติ๊ดแก้มเหลือง

Subspecies

  • Machlolophus spilonotus basileus, Jean Théodore Delacour, 1932

    Range: South Laos (Bolavens Plateau) and South Vietnam (South Annam)

  • Machlolophus spilonotus rex, Père David, 1874

    Range: South China to N/W Vietnam, N/E Laos

  • Machlolophus spilonotus spilonotus, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, 1850

    Range: East Himalayas and adjacent N/E Myanmar to South Tibet and S/W China

  • Machlolophus spilonotus subviridis, Edward Blyth, 1855

    Range: N/E Indian to Myanmar, North Thailand and N/W Laos

Synonyms

  • Parus spilonotus, Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1850)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Yellow-cheeked tit, Machlolophus spilonotus in Thailand
Range map of Machlolophus spilonotus in Thailand