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  Periparus ater cypriotes
Mount Olympos, Cyprus - 2 april 2017

Coal Tit singing.
There are more than 20 Coal Tit subspecies around in the Palearctic region, and Cyprus has a quite distinct taxon endemic to the island. The cheek has less white and the chest has more black compared with Swedish birds. These birds were extremely common in higher altitudes and heard frequently from the car as we drove the winding roads.