Black-Throated Bushtits Wear Unique Bandit’s Mask Around Their Eyes

Black-Throated Bushtits Wear Unique Bandit’s Mask Around Their Eyes

No matter how many wonderful elements of nature we come across, it always has more and more to offer. From exotic plants, and incredibly attractive flowers, to extraordinary animals, nature has everything. This unique and adorable bird called “Black-Throated Bushtit” is also such a wonderful component of nature. The name already sounds unique, just like its appearance. As the name suggests, this delightful bird wears a black “bandit’s mask” around the eyes. Its plumage consists of multiple colors including black, white, and brownish orange.

These endearing creatures are scientifically identified by the name “Aegithalos consinnus”. They are a species of tiny passerine birds that belongs to the family “Aegithalide”. At present, six subspecies of this bird have been recognized. These tiny creatures’ average length and weight is 4 inches and 4-9 grams respectively. They usually consume a number of animal and plant materials including berries, smaller insects, spiders, and seeds. They usually reside in open broadleaf forests and pine forests and are mostly found in middle-level altitudes. Foothills of the Himalayas, Bangladesh, Nepal, northern Myanmar, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Bhutan are some of the countries where these creatures can be found.

Black-throated bushtits are very sociable creatures. They mostly travel in large flocks of around 40 birds. They make their nests of tree branches out of moss and lichen. The lovely pics below are captured by Chen Chengguang, a wildlife photographer from Taiwan. These pics are so clear and beautiful that they will make you want to pet these tiny birds. So, check out the pics below and share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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