Long-tailed Tit

Its family, Aegithalidae, is related to the true tits, and in the winter it is often found with tit flocks.

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The Long-tailed Tit is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus, is a very small passerine bird. It breeds in most of Europe and Asia. It is usually a non-migratory species, although there have been several extralimital records, and migration has been observed in north-eastern Europe. Its family, Aegithalidae, is related to the true tits, and in the winter it is often found with tit flocks. More

The long-tailed tit is easily recognisable with its distinctive colouring, a tail that is bigger than its body, and undulating flight. Gregarious and noisy residents, long-tailed tits are most usually noticed in small, excitable flocks of about 20 birds. Like most tits, they rove the woods and hedgerows, but are also seen on heaths and commons with suitable bushes. Where to see them Found across the UK except for the far north and west of Scotland. More

The long-tailed tit family (Aegithalidae) consists of three genera and seven species. Sibley and Ahlquist (1990) place the family in the superfamily Sylvioidea: this includes true tits, penduline tits, treecreepers, wrens, nuthatches, and others. Physical characteristics Family members range from 6.3 in (16 cm) to a mere 3.5 in (8.9 cm) in the aptly named pygmy tit (Psaltria exilis). All have long tails, particularly the long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus), whose tail can make up half its total body length. More

The Long-tailed Tit is an adorable, small, fluffy pinkish bird. The shoulders and underparts are pinkish. The head has a white crown with black marks above the eyes and into the nape. They have red eye rings and a very small black bill. The black and white tail is very long, over half the length of the bird and the longest tail of any British bird in proportion to its body. The legs are black-brown. Juveniles lack pink and have grey-black cheeks. More

Male Long-tailed TitLong tailed tits are one of our unmistakable resident birds, with a small body and, as the name suggests, a very long tail in comparison. They are most commonly spotted outside of breeding season in small, excitable flocks restlessly searching for food. Length: 14cm Wingspan: 16 - 19cm Conservation Status: Green Description: The long tailed tit is black and white with pinkish shoulders and under parts. More

Long-tailed Tits are found in deciduous woodlands with significant undergrowth. This is a restless species, constantly on the move as it searches for insects and other small food items. During the autumn and winter, it is usually found in flocks of up to thirty individuals; it has been described as an avian sheep. More

long-tailed tits were more likely to survive their first year when helpers were present. Failed breeders who became helpers had a greater chance of surviving the winter (56%) than those who did not (46%), but they were also less likely to have a successful nest in the subsequent breeding season (26%) than those who did not help (38%). More

The Long-tailed Tit is quite common in my area and I have posted some pictures of them earlier. They are very social birds and live in family groups up 20 members. And they are not shy; I have even touched them when I hang up some tally balls. I hope you like the “flying snow ball” / The Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus, is a very small passerine bird. It breeds in most of Europe and Asia. More

suggest that the Long-tailed Tit population has been boosted by a run of mild winters and a fantastic breeding season. During the last week of 2008 some 43% of the gardens covered by the survey held visiting Long-tailed Tits, compared to just 25% at the same time the previous year. More

Long-tailed tits join communal flocks that consist of both related and unrelated individuals during the non-breeding season, photo courtesy of Nigel Pye which lasts from December through January (McGowan, Fowlie, Ross, & Hatchwell, 2007). Each flock may contain anywhere from six to 30 individuals, and flock membership typically remains stable over time (Gaston, 1973). More

feeders, and having three long-tailed tits come and sit on the feeder right next to you?Hidden wildlife wonderland well nurtured by volunteers; Hidden in the ... by The Journal (Newcastle, England)coal tit, long-tailed tit, willow warbler, green woodpecker, sparrow hawk and grey heron. More

Flock of five Long-tailed tits visited the bird feeder this morning - a nice addition to the Blackbirds and Robins that dominate at the moment Posted by Ann Miles at 12:45 PM 0 comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) My Photo Ann Miles Cambridge, United Kingdom Visit ANN MILES WEBSITE More

Long-tailed Tits are usually seen in extended family parties of 8-20 individuals and these mobile groups typically give themselves away through their characteristic contact calls. This call is a sharp ‘tsurp’, repeated several times. Once heard, it is easily remembered and often the first indication that a small group of Long-tailed Tits is in the area. Ecology & Behaviour: The Long-tailed Tit is found within deciduous woodland, in hedgerows and gardens, but is scarce in coniferous woodland. More

common, long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) of Eurasia. It is pinkish and black, with white head, and its tail makes up half of its... Other The following is a selection of items (artistic styles or groups, constructions, events, fictional characters, organizations, publications) associated with "long-tailed tit" * Aegithalidae (bird family) Expand Your Research: Try searching magazines and ebooks for "long-tailed tit". No results found. More

Long-tailed tits can be recognized at once: they have very long tails, just as the name says. They cannot be mistaken for any other of our birds: the tail of the bird is at least as long as the whole body and head of the little bird. The long-tailed tit belongs to the Aegithalidae family, the rest of our tits to the true tits’ family, Paridae. But on branches and twigs the long-tailed tit clings with as much agility as any other tits. More

Long-tailed Tits are often found in parks, gardens, hedgerows and broad-leaved woodlands. Food Long-tailed Tits eat mostly small aphids (a type of insect). Nest and Eggs Long-tailed Tits makes a delicate little nest out of moss, lichens, wool and spiders' webs, lined with hundreds of soft feathers. The nest is deep and dome-shaped, and the entrance is at the side, near to the top. More

Excellent presentation of the Long-tailed Tit, one of the best I have seen on TN! Great POV, pose, sharpness and fine comp. and blue sky BG. More

Long-tailed Tit records in the Western Isles Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus scarce (very small numbers recorded in most years) resident breeder (Stornoway Castle Grounds). Otherwise rare visitor (30 or less records) Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001) The chart below shows how abundant the Long-tailed Tit is during a month or when you are more likely to see it. More

The long-tailed tits or bushtits, Aegithalidae, are a family of small passerine birds. The family contains 13 species in four genera. More

Long-tailed Tits can only be seen in small family flocks. The picture above gives you a good example of the group behavior shown by this bird. This is a group of young Long-Tailed Tits who just flew out of the nest. They sit tight together waiting for the parents to return with food. More

The Oxford TimesRSPB Birdwatch finds long-tailed tit resurgent in Oxfordshire (From The Oxford Times) = When It Happens Panel Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting 'OXFORD NEWS' to 80360 or email Search: * News * Sport * Leisure * Info * Your Say * Business More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Aegithalidae
Genus : Aegithalos
Species : caudatus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)