long-tailed tit


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long-tailed tit

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(Animals) a small European songbird, Aegithalos caudatus, with a black, white, and pink plumage and a very long tail: family Paridae (tits)
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Another species which forms winter feeding flocks is the acrobatic long-tailed tit.
Tim McCann, a Community Team Manager at RSPB, says: "We want to see gingerbread birdhouses, long-tailed tit lollipop cakes, hedgehog or bird-shaped biscuits - anything families can rustle up.
The increase in long-tailed tit sightings, along with other smaller garden birds, just goes to show that, in the absence of very cold weather, these species can survive the winter months in much greater numbers.
But it is the tiny long-tailed tit which is getting experts in a bit of a flap, with a huge increase in sightings making it one of the 10 most commonly seen birds in the county.
In the picture there's the ghostly form of a long-tailed tit.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Climate change may be bad news for billions, but scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered one unlikely winner -- a tiny British bird, the long-tailed tit.
I deliberately bought a huge turkey this year after my dad was given the responsibility of getting one last year and got one the size of a long-tailed tit.
FEELING PECKISH: Birds such as the long-tailed tit rely on scraps and seeds put out by nation's gardeners
The long-tailed tit is a top 10 entry for the first time in 30 years in the RSPB poll with sightings up by 90 per cent.
The long-tailed tit (twenty-five plus) has names like featherpoke and bum towel, which, because of similarities in nest construction, in many cases overlap with those for the willow-warbler (twenty plus) or bank bottle and cherry-chopper.
The robin's whistled stave Is tart as half-ripened fruit; Wood-sooth from bower of leaves The blackbird's flute; Shrill-small the ardent wren's; And the thrush, and the long-tailed tit - Each hath its own apt tongue, Shrill, harsh, or sweet.
The bright-painted woodpecker yells, And the long-tailed tit gently warns of marauders.