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Black Tit

Melaniparus niger (Vieillot, LJP 1818)

The southern black tit or simply black tit is a species of bird in the tit family Paridae, which is native to woodland habitats in southern Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Paridae
Genus:
   Melaniparus
Scientific:
  Melaniparus niger


Original description

Citation:
  (Vieillot, LJP 1818)

Reference:
   Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat. nouv. éd. 20 p.325

Protonym:
  Parus niger

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18041153


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6EF0803BC72BED02

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6EF0803B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6EF0803B


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561866

Geographic range:

  • Melaniparus niger niger: S Mozambique to Natal, Zululand, Swaziland, e Cape Province
  • Melaniparus niger xanthostomus: Angola to Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and s Tanzania
  • Melaniparus niger ravidus: E Zambia to Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
English:
Black Tit
Catalan:
mallerenga negra meridional
Czech:
sýkora černá
Danish:
Sodmejse
German:
Sambesi-Rußmeise
Spanish:
Carbonero Negro
Spanish (Spain):
Carbonero Negro
Finnish:
nokitiainen
French:
Mésange nègre
Croatian:
crno-bijela sjenica
Hungarian:
szerecsencinege
Icelandic:
Tinnumeisa
Italian:
Cincia nera
Japanese (romaji):
minamikurogara
Japanese:
ミナミクロガラ
Lithuanian:
Pietinė zylė
Dutch:
Roetmees
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sotmeis
Norwegian:
Sotmeis
Polish:
sikora czarna
Portuguese:
Chapim-preto-meridional
Russian:
Чёрная синица
Slovak:
sýkorka čierna
Serbian:
Južna crna senica
Swedish:
sotmes
Ukrainian:
Синиця південна
Chinese:
南黑山雀
Chinese (Traditional):
南方黑山雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mésange nègre ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mésange nègre ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Southern Black-Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Southern Black-Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Southern Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Parus niger niger [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Parus niger niger [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black Tit ( Parus niger)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black Tit ( Parus niger)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Black Tit ( Parus niger) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus niger) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Parus niger [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Parus niger [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Melaniparus [niger or carpi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Gewone Swartmees
Catalan: mallerenga negra meridional
Czech: Sýkora cerná, sýkora černá
Danish: Sodmejse
German: Mohrenmeise, Sambesi-Rußmeise
English: (Southern) Black Tit, Angola Black Tit, Black Tit, Southern Black Tit, Southern Black-Tit
English, HBW: Southern Black Tit
English (IOC): Southern Black Tit
English (United States): Southern Black-Tit
Esperanto: Suda nigra paruo
Spanish: Carbonero Negro, Herrerillo Negro
Spanish (Spain): Carbonero Negro
Spanish (HBW): Southern Black-Tit
Estonian: lõuna-nõgitihane
Finnish: Nokitiainen
French: Mésange demi-deuil, Mésange nègre, Mésange noire australe, Mésange noire d'Afrique, Mésange noire de Guinée
Croatian: crno-bijela sjenica
Hungarian: szerecsencinege
Icelandic: Tinnumeisa
Italian: Cincia nera
Japanese (romaji): kurogara, minamikurogara
Japanese: クロガラ, ミナミクロガラ
Scientific: Melaniparus leucomelas insignis, Melaniparus niger, Melaniparus niger niger, Parus insignis, Parus niger, Parus niger insignis, Parus niger niger, Parus niger ravidus, Parus xanthostomus
Lithuanian: Pietinė zylė
Dutch: Roetmees
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sotmeis
Norwegian: Sotmeis
Polish: sikora czarna
Portuguese: Chapim-preto-meridional
Portuguese (Portugal): chapim-preto
Russian: Графитовая синица, Чёрная синица
Slovak: sýkorka čierna
Serbian: Južna crna senica
Swedish: Afrikansk svartmes, sotmes
Swahili: Domofupi Mweusi
Turkish: Güneyli kömürcü baştankara
Tsonga: Xidzhavadzhava
Ukrainian: Синиця південна
Xhosa: Isicukujeje
Chinese: 南黑山雀
Chinese (Traditional): 南方黑山雀

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