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Blue Tit , Herrerillo común

Parus caeruleus


Small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The bird is easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage, but its scientific classification is disputed. The Blue Tit is usually 12 centimetres long with a wingspan of 18 centimetres. 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.


Meditterranean forest at Parque Nacional de Monfragüe

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arlanda 11 years ago

It really is, Adarsha

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

So cute!

arlanda 11 years ago

Gracias msb86

msb86 11 years ago

muy bonito!

arlanda 11 years ago

Thanks J

arlanda 11 years ago

Thanks Alice

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago


arlanda 11 years ago

Thanks Jeannette

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Very Nice!

Jeannette 11 years ago

Cute :)

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Torrejón el Rubio, Extremadura, Spain

Spotted on Nov 2, 2012
Submitted on Nov 30, 2012

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