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The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, is a 10.5 to 12 cm (4.2 to 4.8 inches,) long passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird, i.e., most birds do not migrate.
The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin give the Blue Tit a very distinctive appearance. The forehead and a bar on the wing are white. The nape, wings and tail are blue; the back is yellowish green; the under parts mostly sulphur-yellow with a dark line down the abdomen. The bill is black, the legs bluish grey, and the irides dark brown. Young Blue Tits are noticeably more yellow. This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. It swings beneath the holder, calling tee, tee, tee or a scolding churr.
The song period lasts almost all the year round, but is most often heard during February to June.
The Blue Tit is a valuable destroyer of pests, though it has not an entirely clean sheet as a beneficial species. It is fond of young buds of various trees, and may pull them to bits in the hope of finding insects. No species, however, destroys more coccids and aphids, the worst foes of many plants. It takes leaf miner grubs and green tortrix moths (Tortricidae). Seeds are eaten, as with all this family.
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very good sharpness composition withgood details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou
- [2012-02-09 7:05]
Beautiful capture, Razvan!
The image is sharp and the colours are splendid; great pose of the Tit and excellent light; nice contrast with the blue background. Very well done!
nice cute bird. great sharpness and nice colour.
Ciao Razvan, beautiful diagonal composition with lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful lighting BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
O imagine in culori frumoase si cu un fundal blurrat ce evidentiaza bine pasarea.