A new species of bird, ‘Fire-Capped Tit’, has been observed in Gaurella-Pendra-Marwahi district of Chhattisgarh. This was confirmed by www.ebird.org
The male bird’s face has a slight red colour instead of a fiery red color, which makes it unique. The red part is absent on the female bird’s face. But both are distinctive in terms of size.
The beak is short and sharp while its plumage is light yellow, an official communication said.
Both male and female birds have yellow upper-parts and lighter brown undersides, although the male’s upperparts are predominantly paler than the female's.
They have been found in broadleaf forest, at medium and higher altitudes. The birds generally live in their flock but sometimes can be seen with other species of birds.
During the winter season, they migrate to small hills and lowland areas. The species have a fluctuating sequence of vocalizations that gives the feeling of singing with chirping, chirping and vibrating sounds.
They tend to use chirping and vibrating sounds more often when in a flock.
IAS officers Chandan Tripathi and Tulika Prajapati of the state had first spotted the bird in the forest of Pendra forest division.
They had captured its photograph in the first week of January. Later, it was identified as a new species in Chhattisgarh by the website www.ebird.org