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The Marsh Tit Poecile palustris is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae and genus Poecile, closely related to the Willow, Père David's and Songar Tits. It is small (around 12 cm long and weighing 12 g) with a black crown and nape, pale cheeks, brown back and greyish-brown wings and tail.
Nominate race palustris: Black cap and nape with a blue sheen visible at close quarters. The black 'bib' below the bill is rather small; the cheeks are white, turning dusky brown on the ear coverts. The upperparts, tail and wings are greyish-brown, with slightly paler fringes to the tertials. The underparts are off-white with a buff or brown tinge strongest on the flanks and undertail coverts. The bill is black and the legs dark grey. Juveniles are very similar to adults, but with a duller black cap and bib, more greyish upperparts and paler underparts; they moult into adult plumage by September.
The Marsh Tit weighs 12 g, is 11.5 to 12 cm long (from bill to tail) and the wingspan is 19 cm. Wing length ranges from 60–70 mm. The oldest recorded Marsh Tit in Europe reached the age of 11 years, 11 months.
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se pare ca este inca frig, este pitigoiul sur cel neastamparat! :)
frumos prins, bune detalii!
toate cele bune!
- [2012-03-31 3:55]
beautiful photograph of marsh tit. nice clarity and presentation. tfs.
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
A Beautiful capture of the Marsh Tit all puffed up exposing it's soft plumage perfectly. The detail and sharpness is just great! The pose, blink in the eye and POV is pleasing to the eye. Well done my friend.