White-bellied Tit

Parus albiventris

White-bellied Tit, Parus albiventris, photo © by Michael Plagens

South end of Kerio Valley, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kenya. Dec. 2014.

These small birds are adept at removing small insects and spiders from their various hiding places in the twigs and leaves of trees. I found that the split black and white pattern made it difficult to see the bird properly. Perhaps this is a survival mechanism to help avoid predation.

Paridae -- Chickadee and Tit Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

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