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Great tit

Parus major

11 Comments

YJ Lim
YJ Lim 8 years ago

Wow, lot of great comments are here. Thank you for correcting you guys. :D These babies live in Korea National Arboretum.

HarumKoh
HarumKoh 8 years ago

mine was a suggestion, FaredinAliyevski. :))
very cute babies, YJ Lim! :)))

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

But they are definitely not coal tits, Pedro is right in that. I guess these chicks could be Parus cinereus, especially with the white patch on the neck which is seen on the P. major and P. cinereus. And if you say P. major does not exist in South Korea then we have narrowed it down but Wikipedia says that P. major is also a species of South Korea..

HarumKoh
HarumKoh 8 years ago

:)

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 8 years ago

Well, I guess you are right theh, Harum Koh!

HarumKoh
HarumKoh 8 years ago

Parus minor. (major isn't in Korea, I suppose.)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks for correcting Pedro.

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 8 years ago

These guys are great tits, not coal tits. Coal tits have a white patch on the back of their head which these don't show. (http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/coal-tit-...)
The white patch seen on this is located on the neck, which is common amongst all Great tits (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2718/57506...).

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Yes, these cute chicks are coal tits so just complete your spotting with the details.

YJ Lim
YJ Lim 8 years ago

Thank you. They're Coal Tit (Periparus ater) babies I think.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Excellent spotting. Would love to know what sort of birds they are.

YJ Lim
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경기도 (Gyeonggi-do), Republic of Korea

Spotted on Sep 27, 2012
Submitted on Aug 17, 2013

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