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European Crested Tit, Herrerillo capuchino

Lophophanes cristatus


Passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a very easy to recognize tit, with a conspicuous crest, with the tip recurved. Its birdsong is similar to other tits, with a constant zee, zee, zee. It nests on fallen trunks. It feeds on insects and seeds. During winter it joins other tits to form bigger flocks.


Spotted in a Holm oak forest. Casa de Campo, Madrid


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/125 sec.; f/5.6; ISO Speed Rating: 400. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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arlanda 11 years ago

Thanks Ali

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 11 years ago


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Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jan 28, 2013
Submitted on Feb 18, 2013

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