The Black-Throated Bushtit – Wearing A Beautiful “Bandit’s Mask” Around Its Eyes

This bird’s nickname isn’t the only thing that makes it distinguish out; it’s also a visual treat.

These birds are tiny, stretching only up to 4 inches long and weighing in at around 4-9 grams.

With a black ‘bandits mask’ around the eyes and white and orangey-brown patches all over, it has a multicolored plumage.

Berries, seeds, smaller insects, and spiders are their food.

Open broadleaf and pine woods, especially at mid-level heights, are where you’ll find this species.

They are friendly birds who travel regularly in huge groups of up to 40 birds.

The black-throated bushtits may be found from the Himalayan foothills all the way across India, as well as Bangladesh and Taiwan.

Chen Chengguang, a Taiwanese wildlife photographer who specialized in bird photography, took these magnificent photographs.

These photos are so clear, you can’t help but imagine what it would be like to pet these sweet birds.
Check out Chengguang’s Instagram page for more beautiful shots of a whole variety birds.