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|GREAT TIT (PARUS MAJOR)|
The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate. In the past this species was considered a ring species with several subspecies covering a wide distribution, but these have now been separated.
Great Tits come in many races, but they fall into three groups. Great Tits in temperate Europe and Asia are essentially green above and yellow below. Great Tits in China, Korea, Japan and southeastern Russia are green above and white or yellow-tinged white below, and Great Tits in India and south-east Asia are grey above and whitish below.
The Great Tit is easy to recognize, large in size at 14 cm, with a broad black line (broader in the male) down its otherwise yellow chest. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts. Upper parts are olive. It has a white wingbar and outer tail feathers. Young birds are duller.
It is, like other tits, a vocal bird, and has a large variety of calls, of which the most familiar is a "teacher, teacher", also likened to a squeaky wheelbarrow wheel.
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- [2019-02-21 0:44]
- [2019-02-21 2:03]
Just the perfect exposure, color and all setting. Nice shot.
Never tire of looking at this lovely Tit, Marius. Well composed dorsal capture.
- [2019-02-21 13:05]
Hi Marius,what say....the top of quality in the best light,absolutely perfect!!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Your Great Tit pictures are always beautiful, Marius. Beautiful background too. Personally I like to fill the frame with subject.
Thanks and regards,
I guess this was your 1000th post on TN - congratulations for reaching this milestone! That's a beautiful photo to celebrate with as the great tit turns their head back... Fantastic contrast with the pale background, and the reddish branches are also additions. Excellent pose and sharpness - top class shot overall. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László