Crested Tit (Parus cristatus)

Bird Facts: Length: 11.5 cm. The male and female have like plumage. Voice: The characteristic ‘tzee tzee tzee’, often only ‘choo-r-r’. Size of Egg: 14.3—17.8 x 11.8—13.3 mm. The lovely crested tit is plentiful throughout Europe but absents from England, Ireland, Italy and the far North. It makes its home in tall evergreen forests from lowland to mountain elevations, though in western Europe, interestingly enough, it is occurring with increasing frequency also in deciduous woods, where it finds more cavities suitable for nesting. During the courting season in spring the male spreads and closes his head- crest and executes various … Continue reading Crested Tit (Parus cristatus)