Sunday, 30 March 2014

European Crested Tit

The European Crested Tit, or simply Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) (formerly Parus cristatus), is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder in coniferous forests throughout central and northern Europe and in deciduous woodland in France and the Iberian peninsula. In Great Britain, it is chiefly restricted to the ancient pinewoods of Inverness and Strathspey in Scotland, and seldom strays far from its haunts.

European Crested Tit - Photo source link
European Crested Tit - Photo source link
European Crested Tit - Photo source link
European Crested Tit - Photo source link
European Crested Tit - Photo source link
European Crested Tit - Photo source link

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Bushtits

The bushtits or long-tailed tits, Aegithalidae, are a family of small, drab passerine birds with moderately long tails. The family contains 11 species in four genera, all but one of which are found in Eurasia. Bushtits are active birds, moving almost constantly while they forage for insects in shrubs and trees. During non-breeding season, birds live in flocks of up to 50 individuals.

 Bushtits - Photo source link
 Bushtits - Photo source link
 Bushtits - Photo source link
 Bushtits - Photo source link
 Bushtits - Photo source link
Bushtits - Photo source link