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Great Tit Bird

Identification of Great Tit Bird

Great Tit Bird Length: 13.5-15cm Wingspan: 22.5-25.5cm Call: "psi! ping ping"

Great Tit Bird is the largest tit in the region, it is a bulky bird with striking plumage. The underparts are bright yellow, bisected by a bold black stripe from throat to vent. The head and throat are glossy black with a large white cheek patch that is fully enclosed. The mantle is green, and the wings are slaty-blue with a broad white wingbar on the tips of the greater coverts. The tail is quite long, grey-blue and with white outer feathers. Females are slightly less bright than males and have a narrower belly-stripe.

Habitat of Great Tit Bird

Great Tit Bird is a familiar bird throughout our region, it favours similar habitats to the Blue Tit and is found in deciduous and mixed woodland (sometimes purely coniferous), hedges, thickets, parks, churchyards, gardens and virtually any area with scattered trees, shrubs and bushes. Primarily a lowland bird, it can occur up to the tree line in mountainous areas. Adapts well to the presence of humans, and is a regular visitor to bird feeders.

Song / Call of Great Tit Bird

Great Tit Bird is highly vocal, with many different calls, which often have a clear, ringing bell-like quality. Variants include a "psi! ping ping", a Chaffinchlike "pink-pink" and a "tii-twerr, tii-twerr". It commonly utters a low purring or scolding and slightly rising "tchr'r'r'r'r'r", which can be combined with higher-pitched calls as in "tii'tii'wrrrrr". The song is also highly variable, but is typically a repeated series of two or three loud, clear and ringing notes, repeated in a 'see-sawing' style between three and ten times, although often just for four or five. Just some of the many possible examples are listed here: "dti'too dti'too dti'too dti'too dti'too", "pu'tingk pu'tingk pu'tingk pu'tingk", "chi'wer chi'wer chi'wer chi'wer chi'wer", "ba'ba'ding-ba'ba'ding-ba'ba'ding-ba'ba'ding" and the classic "tea'cher tea'cher tea'cher tea'cher"