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Aegithalos caudatus


Aegithalos caudatus
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 60mm F/2.8 macro, Digital ISO 100, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-30 5:03
Viewed: 3420
Points: 4
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Long-Tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus

The long-tailed tit is easily recognisable with its distinctive colouring, a tail that is bigger than its body, and undulating flight. Gregarious and noisy residents, long-tailed tits are most usually noticed in small, excitable flocks of about 20 birds. Like most tits, they rove the woods and hedgerows, but are also seen on heaths and commons with suitable bushes.

Found across the UK except for the far north and west of Scotland. They can be seen in woodland, farmland hedgerows, scrubland, parkland and gardens. In winter they form flocks with other tit species. They eat insects, occasionally seeds in autumn and winter.

Picture taken in my garden this morning, using fill-in flash as it was rather a dull start to the day.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/l/longtailedtit/index.aspx

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Hi Alan,
What a lovely image of long-tailed, excellent detail and definition in the feathers,
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,

Bung-Bing.

Hi Alan,

Very nice capture of this Long Tailed Tit, good colours and very sharp, nice highlights in the eye,
Good stuff here Alan,
Best Regards,

Pauly.

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