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The northern long-tailed tit: all about this snowball-like bird

There is not one, but several species of long-tailed tits. Moreover, the one that interests us today is distinguished from the others by its dazzling white: the northern long-tailed tit. If you don’t know this beautiful bird, now is the time to find out.

The northern long-tailed tit: a snow-white songbird

Like other long-tailed tits, the northern (aegiWhichloose caudate caudate for Latinists) is distinguished by its small plump body, its wings and its black and white tail. The only difference: his head and the top of his chest are absolutely white. Above his eyes is a small line of orange-yellow color. The Northern Long-tailed Tit measures about 13 cm, including 7 cm for the tail, and weighs no more than 9 grams.


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Where can the northern long-tailed tit be seen?

As the name suggests, the northern long-tailed tit is a non-migratory species observed in northern Europe. If it rarely descends to France, it sometimes happens to fly over the national soil and stop there for some time, especially between the months of October and April. This chubby bird can be found in forests, but also in parks and gardens.


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How does the northern long-tailed tit live?

Like other long-tailed tit species, this one is primarily insectivorous. It therefore feeds on insects, larvae, eggs and small invertebrates. On the nest side, she builds herself a large cozy nest (about 20 cm long by 12 wide) in a tree or shrub. He needs fourteen days to complete his construction of moss, ivy, feathers, leaves or cobweb. Organic waste that allows it to camouflage itself and protect its 6 to 12 chicks, safe from predators.


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Did you like this article? This way you can recognize the different types of tits in your garden.

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