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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 pine tree forest. Sierra de Guadarrama


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/8; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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arlanda 11 years ago

Thanks J., it is a small little bird but you are right, it's a beauty

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

What a spectacular bird!

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Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Apr 2, 2013
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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