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Birds by name
Conservation status: Green
A colourful mix of blue, yellow, white and green makes the blue tit one of our most attractive and most recognisable garden visitors. In winter, family flocks join up with other tits as they search for food. A garden with four or five blue tits at a feeder at any one time may be feeding 20 or more.
Blue tits are common in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens. They're widespread and found across the whole of the UK with the exception of some Scottish islands.
All year round.
Insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts.
* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.
Please note that the map is only intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
Blue tits are easy to recognise, with a blue cap and yellow breast. In spring and summer, watch out for young blue tits which have yellow instead of white cheeks.
Patrik Aberg, Xeno-canto
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