Long-Tailed Tit

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Long-Tailed Tit

 

(Aegithalos caudatus), a bird of the family Paradoxornithidae, order Passeriformes. The head and lower part of the body are white, the back is black with brownish or rose-colored tints, and the tail is black.

The long-tailed tit is found in Europe and Asia; in the USSR it ranges from the western borders to Kamchatka and south of 60° N lat. The tit nests in thickets, often on river shores; the nest is round. The long-tailed tit is beneficial because it feeds on insects.

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But the RSPB said it was curious to see how the figures might change this year, following a positive year for some resident British birds including greenfinches, chaffinches, blue tits, great tits and long-tailed tits.
Long-tailed tits need to keep up their body mass because they suffer problems on very cold nights.
The increase in sightings in gardens also highlights the importance of well-stocked bird feeders for some species, with long-tailed tits only recently starting to use garden feeders, the charity said.
Long-tailed tits, and other smaller birds, have adapted to feeding on seeds and peanuts at bird tables or from hanging feeders.
Warmer weather leading up to the 2016 Big Garden Birdwatch in January helped boost numbers of long-tailed tits by 44% on last year, bringing them into the top 10 most commonly spotted birds for the first time in seven years.
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However, woodpigeons, collared doves, blue, great, coal and long-tailed tits have all stormed into our gardens, making regular appearances in the Big Garden Birdwatch top 15, year on year.
In contrast, birds such as nuthatches, long-tailed tits and collared doves are spreading into new areas and their numbers seem to be on the up.