Songar Tit Poecile montanus songarus (prev. Parus)

Songar Tit
Songar Tit
Songar Tit
The Songar Tit is sometimes given its own species and sometimes included as a subspecies of the Willow Tit. It is native to mountain forests of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and northern China.
It is also similar to the closely-related Black-capped chickadee of North America.
Songar Tit
Songar Tit
Songar Tit
They nest in holes excavated in mainly dead trees. Photos on this page were taken in Kazakhstan by Alexandra Makhnina.