|Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos Caudatus|
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The Long-tailed Tit is a small fluffy bird with pinkish shoulders and underparts, black and white striped head, and a long black and white tail. Their bill is very small, and they have red eyes.
Long-tailed tits do not have a song as such. Their twittering contact calls will usually get them noticed.
The Long-tailed Tit's nest is a ball of moss, spiders' webs, lichen, feathers, and hair that is built by both birds in a bush, hedge or tree; brambles are a favourite place. Breeding starts in early April and consists of 1-2 clutches of 5-16 eggs.
They feed mostly on insects and berries. Increasingly, Long-tailed Tits are feeding from peanut feeders in gardens.
|Many thanks to British Garden Birds for the information on this page.|