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Blue Tit

Cyanistes caeruleus

Notes:

The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus[2] or Parus caeruleus[3]) is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The bird is easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage, but various authorities dispute their scientific classification. Blue tits, usually resident and non-migratory birds, are widespread and a common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands with a high proportion of oak. They usually nest in tree holes, although they easily adapt to nest boxes where necessary. Their main rival for nests and in the search for food is the much larger Great Tit. The blue tit prefers insects and spiders for their diet. Outside the breeding season, they also eat seeds and other vegetable-based foods. Blue tits are famed for their skill, as they can cling to the outermost branches and hang upside down when looking for food.



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11 Comments

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 5 years ago

Thankyou so much :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

I've done it for you Janine :-)

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 5 years ago

It will not allow me to do so on app, it is frustrating. If Anyone can edit for me thankyou as computer dead

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 5 years ago

It will not allow me to do so on app, it is frustrating. If Anyone can edit for me thankyou as computer dead

Please correct the scientific name

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 5 years ago

Thanks Maria p

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

You're welcome Janine! I've noted you've changed the common name, but not the scientific name :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Nice spotting of a lovely little bird!

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 5 years ago

thank you daniel, for id i am using my mothers computer which i only have around 1 hour a month to use so i apologise for the haste in updates.

Hi Janine, we would prefer you to describe what you actually saw instead of copying from elsewhere. This way you might have realised that the description did not match the bird. We would also like you to complete the habitat field with the actual habitat where you saw it. Please refer to our FAQs http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/140... for more info.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Lovely bird Janine! With the dull blue "beret" and the eye stripe it's a blue tit and not a great tit.

JanineLingTurner
Spotted by
JanineLingTurner

Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 51.13, Long: 0.26

Spotted on Dec 16, 2013
Submitted on Jan 16, 2014

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