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Long-tailed tits

Long tailed tit collecting insects from hawthorn bush

Image: John Bridges

Related to several species in Asia, but only one in the UK and Europe; long-tailed tits are small-bodied, long-tailed birds with short legs and tiny, triangular bills. 

They move through foliage and hang upside down to feed like the smaller tits, but have a complex social system and are almost always seen in small parties, often moving line astern from tree to tree. They make enclosed, elastic nests of cobwebs, lichen and feathers.

Long-tailed tit

The long-tailed tit is easily recognisable with its distinctive colouring, a tail that is bigger than its body, and undulating flight. Gregarious and noisy residents, long-tailed tits are most usually... More...

Long-tailed tit

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