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Aegithalos caudatus caudatus
I heard this delightful tiny bird and his friend from my window before I spotted them. The long-tailed tit is easily recognizable with its tail bigger than its body, and undulating flight. Gregarious and noisy, these birds are usually seen in small flocks of about 20, and in mixed flocks with other tit species.The subspecies caudatus seen here is characterized by a white head, and is unusual for Switzerland (see notes).
Remnant forest patch, rural
The subspecies caudatus, from Northern Europe, is normally sedentary, but roams south in winter. Was spotted together on the same branch with Aegithalos europeaus europeaus, the subspecies locally common (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/181...). They flew off together. Thanks to Malcolm Wilton-Jones for confirmation on the subspecies.