Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalidae)

White-throated Tit (Aegithalos niveogularis) - HBW 13, p. 97

French: Mésange à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Schwanzmeise Spanish: Mito Gorjiblanco
Other common names: White-throated Bushtit/Long-tailed Tit

Taxonomy: Orites (?) niveogularis F. Moore, 1855, northern Punjab, India.
Forms a superspecies with A. iouschistos, A. bonvaloti and A. sharpei; all four sometimes treated as conspecific, but they seem to be morphologically fairly distinct from one another and, while ranges overlap only minimally or not at all (e.g. range of present species does not quite meet that of A. iouschistos in C Nepal), there is no evidence of intergradation or hybridization between any of them. Monotypic.

Distribution: NE Pakistan (Palas and Kandia valleys, Kagan valley and Neelum valley) and Kashmir E to N India (Himachal Pradesh, N Uttaranchal Pradesh) and WC Nepal (E to Dolpo and NW flanks of Dhaulagiri massif, rarely to E flank of Kali Gandaki valley; single report from Gosainkund).

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