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Blue Tit

Parus caeruleus

Description:

The Blue Tit is usually 12 centimetres (4.7 in) long with a wingspan of 18 centimetres (7.1 in) for all genders, and weighs about 11 grams (0.39 oz). A typical Blue Tit has an azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye, and encircling the white cheeks to the chin, giving the bird a very distinctive appearance. The forehead and a bar on the wing are white. The nape, wings and tail are blue and the back is yellowish green. The underparts is mostly sulphur-yellow with a dark line down the abdomen - the yellowness is indicative of the number of yellowy-green caterpillars eaten, due to high levels of carotene pigments in the diet. The bill is black, the legs bluish grey, and the irides dark brown. The sexes are similar, but under ultraviolet light, males have a brighter blue crown. Young Blue Tits are noticeably more yellow.

Habitat:

Seen in the garden of my parents, they eat the apples on the trees, almost every apple has marks of the small beaks.


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1 Comment

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

I like your pictures and story!

Brinschk
Spotted by
Brinschk

Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Lat: 51.94, Long: 7.70

Spotted on Oct 28, 2012
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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