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Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus

The lovely long-tailed tit is a familiar and much-loved bird. Except in early spring when breeding pairs separate from flocks and become reclusive, this pretty bird is readily observed in vocal flocks in gardens, woods and parks around the county.

Conservation status

The long-tailed tit is on the UK green list, meaning it is of least conservation concern. It is happily still a widespread and common species in Norfolk.

Details

Did you know? The northern subspecies of the long-tailed tit, which nests in the far north of Europe, has a pure white head, like a ball of cotton wool. It is an occasional winter visitor to the UK.

The long-tailed tit gives an insistent high trilling call when it has seen an aerial predator such as a sparrowhawk or hobby.
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