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Gallery - Tits

[RSPB green conservation status][More information about Blue Tit][blue1]Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)

A resident woodland species but will visit other habitats, such as gardens and reed-beds. Feeds on insects,fruits and seeds. A nest of moss and grasses is built in a hole in a tree or in a nest box.


[RSPB green conservation status][More information about Great Tit][GreatTit1]Great Tit (Parus major)

The Great tit prefers the lowland deciduos forest but it may breed in more open habitats with a scattering of large trees.Visits other habitats outside the nesting season. Comes to gardens for food and will sometimes nest.Feeds on insects,seeds and nuts.Nests in holes in trees and uses nestboxs.


[RSPB green conservation status][More information about Coal Tit][coaltit8]Coal Tit (Parus ater)

Conifer woods are the usual home for this small bird. Eats insects,spiders and seeds. Nests in holes, including underground.


[RSPB red conservation status][More information about Marsh Tit][marshtit5]Marsh Tit (Parus palustris)

The Marsh Tit is classed as a Red list species-high conservation concern.

A resident of deciduous woodland in central Europe,rather secretive. It eats insects,spiders,fruits and seeds feeding among the leaves or taking food from the ground. Nests in a hole in a tree, a stump, a wall or among roots.


[Video clip about The difference between Marsh and Willow Tits]The difference between Marsh and Willow Tits

BTO video about the difference between these very similar birds


[RSPB red conservation status][More information about Willow Tit][willtit2]Willow Tit (Parus montanus)

The Willow Tit is listed as a Red Species which is a high risk bird.

Very simlar to the Marsh Tit, eats insects and seeds and usualy nests in a hole in a rotten tree-stump.


[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Crested Tit][crestedtit5]Crested Tit (Parus cristatus)

A forest species living mainly in pine woods but in some deciduous woods in Southern Europe. Searches among the highest brances for insects and spiders. Nests in holes in trees.


Reedlings (Panurinae)

A subfamily of the Babblers (Timaliidae), superficially resembling the long-tailed tits (Aegithalidae)


[RSPB green conservation status][More information about Long Tailed Tit][longtit3]Long Tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Tiny body and very long tail, likes scrub and woodland edges but also visits parks and gardens.The beautiful domed nest is built of moss,lichen and spiders webs.


[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Bearded Tit][beardedtit1]Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

The Bearded Tit is a Amber list species-Medium conservation Concern.

An elusive bird living in dense reed beds where it feeds on insects especially the larva of moths. Will also take spiders and seeds.Nests are among thereeds and have been known to have up to 4 broods.


[pendulinetit10]Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus)

A small, long-tailed, grey and brown bird, less obviously long-tailed than Bearded Tit, with contrasting pale grey head and throat, black mask and chestnut mantle. Female paler, browner, with smaller mask, Juv paler, duller without black mask.

Has long been spreading north and west from Med and Eastern Europe.



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