Meet The Black-Throated Bushtit – Wearing A Beautiful “Bandit’s Mask” Around Its Eyes (9+ Pics)




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This birds name is not the only incredible thing about it, its also an absolute delight to look at. 
These birds are tiny, stretching only up to 4 inches long and weighing in at around 4-9 grams. 

Sporting a multiple colored plumage, with a black ‘bandits mask’ around the eyes as well as white and orangey-brown patches all over.

Their diet consists of berries, seeds, smaller insects and spiders. 

Found in the open broadleaf and pine forests, often in middle-level altitudes.


They are highly social birds, often traveling in large flocks of up to 40 birds.

The black-throated bushtits are found from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains all the way across India and through countries such as Bangladesh and Taiwan. 

These stunning photos are taken by Chen Chengguang, a Taiwanese wildlife photographer who specializes in bird photography. 

These photos are so clear, you can’t help but imagine what it would be like to pet these sweet birds. 

Check out Chengguang’s Instagram page for more beautiful shots of a whole variety birds

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