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Eurasian blue tit - Mésange bleue

Cyanistes caeruleus

Description:

Winter is coming and these delightful little birds can be seen closer to houses again. The loss of foliage is also making them easier to observe. I heard this one before I spotted it at my window. This species can easily be recognized with its blue and yellow plumage, white cheeks and azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye. It remains a resident of Europe in winter.

Habitat:

A residual forest patch with mixed deciduous and pine trees.

Notes:

The Eurasian blue tit is a valuable destroyer of various agricultural pests including coccids and aphids

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12 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thanks again Dr. Sherpa!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Strange, similar birds are seen some thousands km away at these places! Liked the series.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Your mission, your rules:-) You may have a hard time to police the mission for this. From www.vogelwarte.com we know the species we should expect. I'm more about documenting occurence and distribution of all observations, but that's me. We can always get that data from the Swiss Wildlife mission by narrowing it down to the Birds category. http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1093...

JAG
JAG 4 years ago

Greaaat! The original idea was to have only one spotting per specie in order to see how many we can find in Switzerland. What do you think?

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

I will Jonathan, thanks for creating it! In time I'll add my existing spottings.

JAG
JAG 4 years ago

Hey Daniele, feel free to join the Mission Birds of Switzerland! :)
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/3910...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thank you guys. They are a delight to watch. When I see them so close I know the snow is not far.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

What a great series.

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

Lovely series, Daniele !

Beautiful picture. I wish we had these here, they are amoung our favourites.

They are irrestibel Danièle,very cool series,congrats and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Vaud, Switzerland

Lat: 46.48, Long: 6.84

Spotted on Nov 19, 2014
Submitted on Nov 19, 2014

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