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Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps flammiceps   - Juvenile
Fire-capped Tit
Photographer : © Gunjan Arora
Location :Sub-alpine fields, Chitkul-Rakhcham WLS (3401m), Himachal Pradesh, India: 31.3508N 78.4431E
Date : 5 August 2014
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Bird Family :Remizinae - Penduline tits
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :There was a flock of nine birds, all juveniles. They were calling a soft, repetitive tse..tse..tse, and looked ravenous, lustily gorging on the nectar from tender heads of Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris. They moved all over the umbels in deliberate movements, habitually hanging upside down from the slender stalks on one leg and pulling the floret close with the other. - GA
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