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Black Tit
Melaniparus niger Vieillot, 1818
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Paridae
Genus:
  Melaniparus

Scientific:
  Melaniparus niger

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1818

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

Protonym:
  Parus niger

Avibase ID:
  6EF0803BC72BED02

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
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Black Tit
Czech:
  sýkora černá
German:
  Mohrenmeise
Danish:
  Sodmejse
Spanish:
  Carbonero Negro
Finnish:
  nokitiainen
French:
  Mésange nègre
Italian:
  Cincia nera
Japanese:
  minamikurogara
Japanese:
  ミナミクロガラ
Dutch:
  Roetmees
Norwegian:
  Sotmeis
Polish:
  sikora czarna
Portuguese:
  Chapim-preto-meridional
Russian:
  Графитовая синица
Slovak:
  sýkorka čierna
Swedish:
  sotmes
Chinese:
  南黑山雀


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) [version 1]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Southern Black Tit ( Melaniparus 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]
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]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Parus niger niger [version 1]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
   Black Tit ( Parus 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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Other synonyms

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
Spanish: Carbonero Negro, Herrerillo Negro
Spanish (Spain): Carbonero Negro
Estonian: lõuna-nõgitihane
Finnish: Nokitiainen
French: Mésange demi-deuil, Mésange nègre, Mésange noire australe, Mésange noire d'Afrique, Mésange noire de Guinée
Hungarian: szerecsencinege
Italian: Cincia nera
Japanese: kurogara, minamikurogara
Japanese: クロガラ, ミナミクロガラ
Latin: Melaniparus niger, Parus niger, Parus niger insignis, Parus niger niger
Lithuanian: Pietinė zylė
Dutch: Roetmees
Norwegian: Sotmeis
Polish: sikora czarna
Portuguese: Chapim-preto-meridional
Russian: Графитовая синица
Slovak: sýkorka čierna
Swedish: Afrikansk svartmes, sotmes
Swahili: Domofupi Mweusi
Tsonga: Xidzhavadzhava
Ukrainian: Синиця південна
Xhosa: Isicukujeje
Chinese: 南黑山雀
Chinese (Traditional): 南方黑山雀

 

         

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