Great Tit

The Great Tit is a distinctive bird, with a black head and neck, prominent white cheeks, olive upperparts and yellow underparts, with some variation amongst the numerous subspecies. It is predominantly insectivorous in the summer, but will consume a wider range of food items in the winter months. Like all tits it is a cavity nester, usually nesting in a hole in a tree. The female lays around 12 eggs and incubates them alone, although both parents raise the chicks. In most years the pair will raise two broods. The nests may be raided by woodpeckers, squirrels and weasels and infested with fleas, and adults may be hunted by Sparrowhawks. The Great Tit has adapted well to human changes in the environment and is a common and familiar bird in urban parks and gardens. The Great Tit is also an important study species in ornithology.

The Great 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 Great Tit, Parus major, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe and Asia in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate. Appearance - Great Tits are easy to recognize, large in size at 14 cm, with a broad black line (broader in the male) down its otherwise yellow front. More

The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central and Northern Asia, and parts of North Africa in any sort of woodland. It is generally resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate except in extremely harsh winters. Until 2005 this species was lumped with numerous other subspecies. More

and eastern Asia, and one, the Great Tit, which ranges from Western Europe to Indonesia. Cyanistes has a European and Asian distribution (also nudging into northern Africa), and the three remaining genera, Pseudopodoces, Sylviparus and Melanochlora are all restricted to Asia. Behaviour - The tits are active, noisy and social birds. They are territorial during the breeding season and often joining mixed-species feeding flocks during the non-breeding season. More

kusasi wrote 3 months ago: Great tit Working from home while relocated in Gloucestershire – my “office” view … more → Tags: outdoors, Other, Gloucestershire, Garden, Trellis A morning at the Longshaw feeders... More

Great tit More

This is a feather from a great tit, one of the loveliest birds in all of creation. When you go walking in the woods, you should always carry a pair of binoculars, in case you see some great tits and want to get a closer look at them. Type: usable Selling Price: 100 Meat. More

The great tit is possibly the most widespread of all the parids; up to 31 subspecies have been identified across Eurasia and into Southeast Asia and northern China. HABITAT Occurs in a very wide range of different woodland types, but generally favors lowland broad-leaved woodlands, especially those with good shrub growth. Dislikes pure conifer forests. Also found in open woodland habitats, including parks, gardens, cemeteries, and hedges. More

In Great Tits the typical black and white face pattern is embellished by a broad black stripe which runs from the throat down the middle of the bright yellow belly. This characteristic black and yellow pattern is boldest on the males and duller on the females but is still visible even on the juveniles. Habitat Breeds and winters in woods, parks, orchards, hedgerows and gardens. More

Great Tits breed in Koenigsbronn = hier gibt es den deutschen TextDeutsch drawing of a Great TitThe Great Tit (german: Kohlmeise, sci.: Parus major). For many years there is a nest box in my garden, where great tits regularly stay over night and breed. A little b&w camera and a microphone is in the inside, so you can watch everything on TV or even over the internet. More

Aspects of the topic great tit are discussed in the following additional content sources. * Magazines * City Song. Science News, July 19, 2003 * SPRING FORWARD. Science News, March 8, 2003 Expand Your Research: Try searching magazines and ebooks for "great tit". No results found. - Type a word or double click on any word to see a definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. More

The Great Tit is the largest member of the Tit family to occur in Britain, being some 20% larger than the equally familiar Blue Tit. Like its smaller relative, the Great Tit is essentially a deciduous woodland bird that has adapted well to using parks, gardens, orchards and cemeteries. More

The Great Tit is the largest European tit - about the size of a House Sparrow. The crown, nape and throat are black. The cheeks are white. The breast and belly are yellow with a black stripe down the centre. There is a white wing bar across the blue-grey wings. The back is a yellowish-green and the rump is blue-grey. Legs are grey-blue and the bill is black. More

Male Great TitAs the name implies the great tit is the largest species in the tit family, but quite small in comparison with other birds. This little chap is a frequent garden visitor and very popular with humans due to its acrobatic performances on feeders, its varied vocal repertoire and its willingness to move into our nest boxes. Living in our nest boxes also means we have been lucky enough to study them very closely. More

Great tit about to take fligth at Lochwinnoch nature reserve Canon 50d, Canon 400mm f5.6 L / 1/800 sec, ISO 1250, f5.6 * Feed me, Mama!!! by Krys Bailey I am sooooo pleased that I planted this Crab Apple tree nearly 20 years ago when we moved into our (then) brand new home. More

It is not difficult to make the great tit tame enough to eat out of your hand, and by that point, as well as making it used to receiving food regularly, it is not hard to make it whistle either. There are further tales of great tits who have solved rather complicated problems; nuts were suspended from strings which most birds tried to reach in their flight. More

vues andersporter — 4 mai 2008 — The crazy great tit returns and wants in again. andersporter — 4 mai 2008 — The crazy great tit returns and wants in again. More

vues jameswildlife — 19 janvier 2008 — Great Tits are the most common feeders of the peanuts we offer. Here's one hungry little fella... jameswildlife — 19 janvier 2008 — Great Tits are the most common feeders of the peanuts we offer. Here's one hungry little fella... More

Picture of Parus major above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Permission: Some rights reserved
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Paridae
Genus : Parus
Species : major
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758