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Grey Tit
Melaniparus afer (Gmelin, JF, 1789)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Paridae
Genus:
  Melaniparus

Scientific:
  Melaniparus afer

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.1010

Protonym:
  Parus afer

Avibase ID:
  3814F5D0A436CF66

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3814F5D0

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561852

Geographic range:

  • Melaniparus afer afer: southern Namibia and southwestern South Africa
  • Melaniparus afer arens: south central South Africa and Lesotho
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Grey Tit
Czech:
  sýkora jižní
German:
  Kapmeise
Danish:
  Kapmejse
Spanish:
  Carbonero Gris
Finnish:
  afrikantiainen
French:
  Mésange petit-deuil
Italian:
  Cincia grigia
Japanese:
  haiirogara
Japanese:
  ハイイロガラ
Dutch:
  Kaapse Mees
Norwegian:
  Karoomeis
Polish:
  sikora akacjowa
Portuguese:
  Chapim-cinzento-meridional
Russian:
  Серая синица
Slovak:
  sýkorka akáciová
Swedish:
  kapmes
Chinese:
  灰山雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Mésange petit-deuil ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Mésange petit-deuil ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Gray Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Gray Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Southern Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
   Grey Tit ( Melaniparus afer)
James Lee Peters (original):
    Parus afer afer [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Parus afer afer [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Grey Tit ( Parus afer) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Parus afer [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Parus afer [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Melaniparus [afer, thruppi or cinerascens] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Peit-tjou-tjou-grysmees, Piet-tjou-tjougrysmees, Piet-tjou-tjou-grysmees
Catalan: mallerenga bruna
Czech: Sýkora jižní
Danish: Kapmejse
German: Kapmeise, Kaprußmeise
English: Acacia Gray-Tit, Acacia Grey-Tit, Acacia Tit, African Tit, Gray Tit, Grey Tit, Southern Gray Tit, Southern Gray-Tit, Southern Grey Tit, Southern Grey-Tit
English (IOC): Grey Tit
Spanish: Carbonero Gris, Herrerillo Sureño
Spanish (Spain): Carbonero Gris
Spanish (HBW): Gray Tit
Estonian: halltihane
Finnish: Afrikantiainen
French: Mésange du Cap, Mésange grise australe, Mésange grise de Tabora, Mésange petit-deuil
Hungarian: fokföldi cinege
Italian: Cincia grigia, Cincia grigia africana
Japanese: haiirogara, minamihaiirogara
Japanese: ハイイロガラ, ミナミハイイロガラ
Latin: Melaniparus afer, Parus afer, Parus afer afer, Parus afer lundarum
Lithuanian: Pietų Afrikos zylė
Dutch: Kaapse Mees
Norwegian Nynorsk: Karoomeis
Norwegian: Karoomeis
Polish: sikora akacjowa, sosnówka
Portuguese: Chapim-cinzento-meridional
Russian: Восточноафриканская синица, Московка, Серая синица
Slovak: sýkorka akáciová
Serbian: Jelova senica
Swedish: kapmes, Sydlig gråmes
Ukrainian: Синиця акацієва
Chinese: 灰山雀
Chinese (Traditional): 灰山雀

 

         

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