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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
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Long-tailed Tit:

UK Status: Resident, and found throughout the most of the British Isles. It appears to be absent from the Scottish Highlands and parts of the north west coast of Ireland.

Habitat: This bird can  be seen in gardens and parks, hedgerows, light woodland, in fact most places with suitable nesting habitat, and a supply of lichens.

Breeding: Long-tailed Tits nest from March through into July. Nests are very intricate and are of a beautiful domed shape in construction. They are made with lichen and lined with cobwebs. Usually there is only a single clutch of seven to twelve dull white eggs, eggs are blotched with reddish brown, and are laid in March, or April. Young birds born in previous years often assist the parents in raising the new born chicks.

Comment: This bird is also known as the Long-tailed Bushtit in some places. They are often seen in small flocks of up to around twenty birds, they can be very active, constantly moving around.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Passeriformes - Aegithalidae Passeriformes - Aegithalidae Passeriformes - Aegithalidae Passeriformes - Aegithalidae
Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus

 

 

 

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