Sultan Tit (Melanochlora sultanea): It feeds on insects, berries and fruit and forages mainly at or close to the canopy where it can be surprisingly difficult to see.

Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea

 

The Sultan Tit is distributed from central Nepal along the Himalayas to southern China and south into Indochina and the Malay Peninsula.

It is found at forest edges, in light forest with bamboo and in secondary growth.

It feeds on insects, berries and fruit and forages mainly at or close to the canopy where it can be surprisingly difficult to see.

The largest member of the tit family, it is striking with the yellow and black colouration and the long, floppy crest which is yellow in most of the sub-species but black in the case of the race M. s. gayeti of Vietnam.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase.

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