Sombre Tit

Parus lugubris

(P. l. anatoliae)

Armenian Name: Միջերկրածովյան երաշտահավ
Species Status: Undetermined Species - Species of Special Concern
Sombre Tit

See Plate 52 for Sombre Tit and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:14 cm, Wing Span:21.5-23 cm
Distribution Map: Map 296.
Adult: Dull black-brown cap, throat, and upper breast, grayish upperparts with narrow pale wing panel, and off-white underparts.
Juvenile: Duller and darker than adult with less black on throat and upper breast.
Behavior: Often hops low in bushes or among rocks looking for food. Sings from one spot for a considerable length of time.
Habitat: Arid lower mountain slopes with juniper or thorny shrubs.
Food: Invertebrates.
Nest: Cup of moss, stems, wool, and feathers in tree cavity or nest box.
Eggs: 17 mm, 4-9, white, red spots.