Coal tit (Parus ater)

Bird Fact: Length: 11 cm. The male and female have like plumage. Voice: In spring the characteristic ‘seetoo seetoo seetoo’, the courting call a soft sissi-sissi-sissi’, and a scolding ‘chi-chi-chich’. Size of Egg: 13.3 – 16.8 x 10.15 – 12.1 mm The coal tit is a bird of tall but not very deep coniferous forests, from lowland to mountain elevations, distributed throughout the whole of Europe except the northernmost parts. Its range extends eastward as far as Kamchatka and southern China and it is found also in northwest Africa. It prefers pine woods but is plentiful also in spruce stands. … Continue reading Coal tit (Parus ater)