Tits and Chickadees (Paridae)

Dusky Tit (Parus funereus) - HBW 12, p. 733

French: Mésange enfumée German: Einfarbmeise Spanish: Carbonero Cenizo

Taxonomy: Melanoparus funereus J. Verreaux and É. Verreaux, 1855, Gabon.
Has been considered part of the superspecies formed by P. guineensis, P. leucomelas, P. niger, P. carpi and P. albiventris, possibly also P. leuconotus, but is ecologically separated from all of these and all other African tits. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • funereus ( J. Verreaux & É. Verreaux, 1855) - Sierra Leone and Guinea E, discontinuously, to DRCongo, S Uganda, extreme S Sudan and W Kenya.
  • gabela Traylor, 1961 - W Angola.

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