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16

Great Tit

(Parus major)
German name(s): "Kohlmeise"
Size: 12.5-14 cm

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Great Tit at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "major"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

Near-frontal view of a Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, January 2017]

Near-lateral view of a Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

Near-lateral view of a Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

Lateral view of a Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

Lateral view of a Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, October 2015]

Lateral view of a Great Tit, here seen scavenging food (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

Near-dorsal view of a Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

Dorsal view of a Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, October 2015]

Family clan of Great Tits raiding food provided by an obliging human (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, October 2015]

Direct comparison between a Great Tit, back, with an Eurasian Blue Tit, front (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a fledgling Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, August 2015]

Lateral view of a fledgling Great Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, August 2015]

Lateral view of a fledgling Great Tit begging for food (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, August 2015]

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.

greatit_dw_20160602.mp3 major
(Poland)
Family Q&A © DW
greatit_dw_20160816.mp3 major
(Poland)
Q&A (pair) © DW
greatit_dw_20170402.mp3 major
(Poland)
Territorial calls(?) © DW
greatit_dw_20170112.mp3 major
(Poland)
? © DW

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