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Eurasian Blue Tit

(Cyanistes [Parus] caeruleus)
German name(s): "Blaumeise"
Size: 11-12 cm; wing span 17.5-20 cm
Weight: 9-13 g

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

Click here for a physical description

Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Blue Tit at Wikipedia (or Blaumeise at German Wikipedia ).

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "caeruleus"

ADULT

Frontal view of an Eurasian Blue Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, February 2015]

Frontal view of a soaking wet Eurasian Blue Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, February 2015]

Close-up near-lateral view of an Eurasian Blue Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, January 2017]

Lateral view of an Eurasian Blue Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, February 2015]

Dorsal view of an Eurasian Blue Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, February 2015]

Food, Diet

Frontal view of an Eurasian Blue Tit feasting on pears (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, August 2015]

Near-lateral view of an Eurasian Blue Tit feasting on pears (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, August 2015]

Lateral view of an Eurasian Blue Tit approaching a feeder in an urban garden (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, January 2015]

Often Eurasian Blue Tits can be seen hanging off the ball while feeding (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, January 2017]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

bluetit_dw_20170112_1.mp3 caeruleus
(Poland)
? © DW
bluetit_dw_20170210.mp3 caeruleus
(Poland)
? © DW
bluetit_dw_20170210_2.mp3 caeruleus
(Poland)
? © DW

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