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Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

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Scientific name: Cyanistes caeruleus

Family: Paridae (Tits and chickadees)

Wingspan: 17.5 - 20cm

Diet: Mainly seeds and nuts

Feed with: Sunflower hearts, sunflower seeds and peanuts

Habitat: In most places, but prefers lots of tree coverage

Lifespan: 3 Years

Blue Tit Characteristics

The blue tit is a stunning colourful little bird and one of the most recognisable garden visitors throughout the British isles. With a black bill and dark grey legs, the common European blue tit has a black streak down the middle of the belly, bright blue wings, yellow breast and black eye stripe.

FACT: there are up to 3,600,000 breeding pairs of blue tit annually within Europe, making it one of the most common birds in the area.

Blue Tit Territoriality

European blue tits are widespread across Europe and can be found in countries whose environment is either temperate or Mediterranean in nature. Species span from Russia and the Baltic to Ireland in the United Kingdom. The vast majority of the European Union includes blue tits.

Other sources for Blue Tit Information

European blue tits are widespread across Europe and can be found in countries whose environment is either temperate or Mediterranean in nature. Species span from Russia and the Baltic to Ireland in the United Kingdom. The vast majority of the European Union includes blue tits.

Blue Tit Breeding & Nesting

Blue tits are fond of nesting in almost any hole, be it a tree, a nest box or 'hole in the wall'. Blue tit nests can be made from a range of materials, primarily moss, wool and dead leaves

Females of the species are responsible for nest building as well as incubating the clutch of eggs. Clutches typically consist of between 10 and 12 eggs, and these are laid specifically at a time of the year when green caterpillars are abundant, providing nutritious sustenance early on. Both parents are involved in feeding the young birds.

Blue tits begin breeding in March and April, and it's possible to see the young around 15-23 days later.

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