great tit


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great tit

n
(Animals) a large common Eurasian tit, Parus major, with yellow-and-black underparts and a black-and-white head
Translations
sýkora koňadra
cinke
kjøttmeistalgmeistalgokse
sikora bogatka
velika sinica
talgoxe

great tit

n (Zool) → cinciallegra
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Ringing out loud and clear, echoing across a white frost winter landscape, a sole great tit is acknowledging that forthcoming transition.
None of us could have predicted last year that we were going to get a stoat eating half "the cast" but we got phenomenal footage of it, or filming a blue tit nest box, which we do every year, and getting this extraordinary story of a blue tit bringing up great tit chicks.
The third most common visitor was the blue tit, followed by the chaffinch, the great tit, the coal tit, the magpie and goldfinch.
An adult great tit feeds a juvenile blue tit in birdwatcher Reg Senior's garden at Honley.
Here in the West Midlands the top W ten species, in descending order, were house sparrow (although this was seen in only just over half of the gardens) wood pigeon (surely heading for number one next year) blue tit, blackbird, starling, magpie, great tit, robin, goldfinch and long-tailed tit.
But the barb was like water off a duck's back to Oddie, 73, who was born in Rochdale but grew up in Quinton, Birmingham "To be honest, if he was going to use a tit insult he might as well have called me a great tit," he grinned.
Dunnock, song thrush and great tit can now be heard during breaks in the freezing weather and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is starting to receive the first reports of nesting birds, with mallard, moorhen and mistle thrush already known to have fledged chicks earlier than usual.
London, Sept 18 ( ANI ): Scientists have found that reserved male great tit birds have been found to seek the company of similar birds to themselves proving the age old saying- 'Birds of a feather, flock together'.
Sofianites have picked the Great Tit (Parus major) as a symbol of the capital.
Previous correlational results suggested that nest humidity may increase the negative effect of fleas on Great Tit (Parus major) reproductive success.
Male great tit with food, by Paul Welsh, of Fairfield, Stockton
The study system is a series of great tit (bird) sub-populations across habitat fragments of very different quality, consisting of conifer plantation and natural broad-leaf woodland.