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Wild Bird Guide : Coal Tit
Coal Tit – Parus ater
The Coal tit is the smallest of the tit family and not as colourful as some of its relatives. It can be seen across the UK except far north and west of Scotland.
grey/ blue upper body, rump & tail with double white wing bar. Crown & bib glossy black with white nape neck patch.
10.5 - 11.5cm
|Bill||black, short and stubby.|
|Legs||Black: medium in length|
most at home amongst conifers, mixed woodlands, and mature gardens feeding from the peanut feeder or bird table.
flits, takes off & landing from vegetation
|Flocking||1 - 15|
high pitched zee-zee-zee
|Nest||trees, large bushes & nest boxes.|
lays 7 - 9 eggs, eggs are white, speckled reddish.
14 – 18 days
16 - 19 days
2; April - May
|Food||Insects, seeds, suet & nuts|
|UK breeding pairs||breeding pairs UK 660,000|