Coal Tit


Coal Tit

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.


Identification

Adult
grey/ blue upper body, rump & tail with double white wing bar. Crown & bib glossy black with white nape neck patch.
Size
10.5 - 11.5cm
Bill
Black, short and stubby.
Legs
Black: medium in length
Habitat
Most at home amongst conifers, mixed woodlands, and mature gardens feeding from the peanut feeder or bird table.
Behaviour
Flits, takes off & landing from vegetation
Flocking
1 - 15
Flight
Flitting, undulating.
Voice
High pitched zee-zee-zee

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
Trees, large bushes & nest boxes.
Eggs
Lays 7 - 9 eggs, eggs are white, speckled reddish.
Incubation Period
14 – 18 days
Broods
2; April - May
Food
Insects, seeds, suet & nuts
UK Breeding Pairs
Breeding pairs UK 660,000

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