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African Blue Tit

Cyanistes ultramarinus (Bonaparte, 1841)

The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus or Parus caeruleus) is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The bird is easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage, but various authorities dispute their scientific classification. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Paridae
Genus:
  Cyanistes

Scientific:
  Cyanistes ultramarinus

Citation:
  (Bonaparte, 1841)

Reference:
  Rev.Zool. p. 146

Protonym:
  Parus ultramarinus

Avibase ID:
  227EC375C6879C55

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/227EC375

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 922487

Geographic range:

  • Cyanistes ultramarinus ultramarinus: NW Africa (Morocco to Tunisia) and Pantelleria I. (s Italy)
  • Cyanistes ultramarinus cyrenaicae: Libya
English:
African Blue Tit
German:
Blaumeise-ultramarinus
Spanish:
Herrerillo Africano
French:
Mésange maghrébine
Italian:
Cinciarella africana
Japanese (romaji):
afurikaaogara
Japanese:
アフリカアオガラ
Polish:
modraszka kanaryjska
Slovak:
sýkorka saharská


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Blue Tit ( Cyanistes ultramarinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Blue Tit ( Cyanistes ultramarinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Blue Tit ( Cyanistes ultramarinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Blue Tit ( Cyanistes ultramarinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Blue Tit ( Cyanistes ultramarinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Blue Tit ( Cyanistes ultramarinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Blue Tit ( Cyanistes ultramarinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Blue Tit ( Cyanistes ultramarinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African Blue Tit ( Cyanistes ultramarinus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
African Blue Tit ( Parus ultramarinus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Cyanistes [teneriffae, degener, ombriosus, palmensis or ultramarinus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


German: Afrikanische Blaumeise, Blaumeise-ultramarinus, Nordafrikanische Blaumeise
English: African Blue Tit, Blue tit, North African Blue Tit, North-west African Blue Tit
Spanish: Herrerillo Africano
French: Mésange bleue d'Afrique du Nord, Mésange d'Afrique du Nord, Mésange maghrébine
Italian: Cinciarella africana
Japanese (romaji): afurikaaogara
Japanese: アフリカアオガラ
Scientific: Cyanistes caeruleus ultramarinus, Cyanistes ultramarinus, Cyanistes ultramarinus ultramarinus, Parus caeruleus ultramarinus, Parus ultramarinus
Dutch: Maghrebpimpelmees
Polish: Modraszka kanaryjska
Slovak: sýkorka saharská

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