|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Great Tit, Parus major, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe and Asia in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate.|
It is an easy tit to recognise, large in size at 14 cm, with a broad black line (broader in the male) down its otherwise yellow front. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts. Upperparts are olive. It has a white wingbar and outer tail feathers. In young birds the black is replaced by brown, and the white by yellow.
There are many races of this widespread species, but they fall into three groups. Birds in temperate Europe and Asia are essentially green above and yellow below. Great Tits in China, Korea, Japan and southeastern Russia are green above and white or yellow-tinged white below, and birds in India and south-east Asia are grey above and whitish below.
It is, like other tits, a vocal bird, and has a large variety of calls, of which the most familiar is a "teacher, teacher", also likened to a squeaky wheelbarrow wheel. Interestingly, the birds from the two south Asian groups of races do not recognise the calls of the temperate Great Tits, and they may be a separate species.
Any hole will do for a nest, and it will readily take to nest boxes. The number in the clutch is often very large, but seven or eight white eggs, spotted red, are normal, with bigger clutches being laid by two or even more hens. The bird is a close sitter, hissing when disturbed.
Great Tits are primarily insectivores. They prefer protein rich caterpillars during breeding season to feed their young. A study published in 2007 found that Great Tits helped to reduce caterpillar damage in apple orchards by 50%. In England, Great Tits learned to break open the foil caps sealing bottles of milk that had been delivered to homes to get at the cream floating on top.
This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or seed. It will join winter tit flocks with other species.
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Ugh ! what's this ? I don't beleive it , İnanç this is a Top-Photo , very beautiful , eline sağlık , bunu FK yada yükledinmi ? puan olarak değilde kaç defa tıklanacağını merak ediyorum !
Great shot. Amazing details and really great colors.
- [2007-04-01 12:50]
Hi Inanc, Great shot, Fine detail with sharp colour.Great compostion and DOF.well done..
- [2007-04-01 13:00]
This is a lovely shot. Great pose, pin sharp, excellent DOF and lovely light and colours
- [2007-04-01 14:41]
Gorgeous clarity and focus.
I love the background colour too.
Very well done!
Çok başarılı..Eline sağlık..Selamlar..
- [2007-04-08 7:49]
süper bir fotoğraf inanç...