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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 at a deciduous forest with chestnut and oak trees


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/640 sec.; f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 13, 2013
Submitted on Nov 2, 2013

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