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Grey Crested Tit

Grey Crested Tit

Lophophanes dichrous

The grey-crested tit, known scientifically as Lophophanes dichrous, is a small passerine bird that graces the Himalayan foothills and parts of southern-central China with its presence. This avian species is a member of the Paridae family, which includes the well-known tits, chickadees, and titmice.

Identification Tips

When observing the grey-crested tit, one should note its distinctive grey crest, which is a hallmark of the species. The bird's plumage is primarily a soft grey, which provides excellent camouflage against the bark of trees in its natural habitat.


The grey-crested tit is found in temperate forests as well as subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. These environments offer the bird ample tree cover and a rich source of food.


This bird has carved out a niche for itself in the Himalayan foothills and the mountainous regions of southern-central China, where it can be seen flitting about in search of sustenance.

Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List has classified the grey-crested tit as a species of Least Concern. This status indicates that, currently, there are no immediate threats to the population levels of this species, allowing birdwatchers to enjoy its presence without the shadow of endangerment looming overhead.

The grey-crested tit is a species that continues to thrive in its natural habitat, and while it may not be under threat, it serves as a reminder of the delicate balance within our ecosystems. Observers of this bird are encouraged to cherish the sight, as each encounter with wildlife is a precious gift to be valued.

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