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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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However, there is always a sense of co-operation amongst colonies of long-tailed tits. For instance, their community spirit is such that nonbreeders happily join in with those with families and help them by feeding and if necessary brooding their young.
Sightings of some of the smallest garden birds were lower than last year, with long-tailed tits down by 27% and wrens by 17%.
Sightings of some of the smallest garden birds were lower than last year, with long-tailed tits down by 27 per cent and wrens 17 per cent after being seen in large numbers in 2018.
LONG-TAILED TITS look like a ball on a stick, and are easily recognisable by their distinctive colourings, small body and a tail which can be up to 9cm in length.
Tiny long-tailed tits have increased in numbers so we can see flocks of these beautiful birds.
Members of the public taking part in the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend could also record bumper sightings of other resident British birds such as greenfinches, great tits and long-tailed tits.
SMALL flocks of long-tailed tits can be found in and around Teesside's hedgerows at the moment.
Species such as long-tailed tits, which live as families in the spring and summer, will soon be gathering into winter feeding flocks.
The number of long-tailed tits seen by North East spotters, for example, rose by 62% compared with the previous year.
THE mild winter has benefited smaller garden birds such as long-tailed tits, experts said after numbers increased this year in an annual survey.
A new study has found that long-tailed tits may benefit from climate change.
The findings come from a 20-year study of long-tailed tits run by Professor Ben Hatchwell at the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences.