Japanese Tit

This species is defined as a Review Species . Please submit your records of this species via our record submission page .

Scientific Name: Parus minor

Malay Name: Seserai Asia Timur

Chinese Name: 大山雀

Range: Breeding Range: (EU) ec, e Asia

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: minor, dageletensis, amamiensis, okinawae, nigriloris, tibetanus, commixtus, nubicolus.

Size: 12.5 – 15 cm

Identification: Large tit with black head and white face patch. Pale yellow underparts with black ventral line down the middle. Upperparts yellowish-green, with greyish-blue tinge on wing coverts. Tail similarly greyish-blue. 

Habitat: Forests, parks, secondary growth, shrub.

Behaviour/Ecology:

Local Status: Vagrant

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Past records in our database:

Showing only accepted records. Note that records currently under review are also not displayed, and the list may not be a full list of records of this species in Singapore. For more details, check the database here.

Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):

Japanese Tit Parus minor
Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
Peak weeks Apr 09-Apr 15, Nov 05-Nov 11, Nov 12-Nov 18 (3 more)
Early date 27 Oct 2012
Late date 09 Apr 2020
Sporadically recorded in the 2019-2020 season at different sites across the island including Pasir Ris Park and Tuas South.

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