Parus Caeruleus - Blue Tit
The Blue Tit has a body length of 12 cm, weight about 11 gram, blue feathers, wings,
tail, neck, cap and black eyeline. Adults have white cheeks, but those of the juveniles
are yellow. The upper side of the bird is green and the under-part is yellow. The Blue Tit
sometimes has a thin black stroke on the belly.
Broodbird of places with bushes: parks, gardens, orchards and spread bushes in the open
fields, just like the Great Tit, but the Blue Tit avoids
conifer forests even more than the Great Tit..
The Blue Tit is a tireless insect hunter, eats larves, small insects, spiders,
caterpillars, plant-louses, fruits, nectar and likes to eat seeds and peanuts in the
The Blue Tit likes to brood in a hole, for example in a natural or
artificial hole (birdhouse),
or in an old birdnest. The Blue Tit broods from April till the middle of June. The average
brood consists of 7 till 14 eggs. Breading season: 13 till 14 days. The parents are very
busy feeding the little birds. Registration equipment measured once 804 feed actions on
one day (for 9 young birds at the 12th day of birth). If they are 16 till 18 days old and
are able to fly, they leave the birdhouse or nest. A little couple of Blue Tits has a
second brood in one year.
De Blue Tits of West- and South Europe are in general non-migratory birds, those from
Middle- en North Europe are nomadic and sometimes migratory birds, especially after a good
These attractive little birds are also found in Asia and north west Africa.
Blue tits have a range of calls, including seeseedu and cherrrr-errr-err, but the song is
a cheerful tsee-tsee-tsu-tsuhuhu.
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