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Great Tit

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Great TitParus major
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Paridae

Basic Description

Lively, yellow-and-black Great Tits brighten backyard gardens, parks, and woodlands with their cheery songs and bold behavior. This large tit’s size, yellow breast, black head, and bright white cheek patch help set it apart from other tits in Europe. Great Tits are active foragers, probing trees and shrubs for insects and hopping along the ground in search of fallen tree seeds. These smart, inquisitive birds regularly visit feeders, make use of nest boxes, and even use tools at times to get at hidden food items.

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Other Names

  • Carbonero Común (Spanish)
  • Mésange charbonnière (French)
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