Long-Tailed Tit Looks Just Like A Flying Tailed Cotton Ball

The Long-Tailed Tit

Have you ever seen a flying bird that looks like a cotton ball? This Long-Tailed Tit resembles the cotton ball but absolutely with a tail. This flying-tailed cotton ball is so cute that you can’t get enough of it. At first glance, it steals all your attention.

It is also named Long-tailed Bushtit. It can be recognized easily at a distance because of its chunky-round white body and long black tail. Yes, you may wonder by the length of its tail, which is much larger than its cute little white body. Hence, the Long-Tailed Tit name perfectly matches its appearance. 

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 The long-tailed Tit is scientifically named the Aegithalos Caudatus and belongs to the Aegithalidae family. It is native to Europe. This Long-tailed Tit is supposed to make noise and can be spotted wandering in flocks. They are most likely to be found in cultivated lands, hedgerows, and woods. 

Long-Tailed Tit

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You might hear their high-pitched “si-si-si-si” calls that signal their arrival. Let’s know more about this tiny cotton ball.

Look at the stunning sight of this cute cotton ball bird. You can’t stop yourself from falling for its cuteness.

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Long-tailed Tit- A Tiny Ball of Fluff.

The Long-tailed tits typically measure 5-6 inches in length including its 3-3.5 inches tail. They have round-shaped bodies with stubby bills and long-narrow tails. Both males and females look the same, although young tits undergo shedding before the first winter. 

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They have black and white plumage with slight hints of gray and pink on the chest area.

They are found throughout northern Europe and Asia including the Mediterranean. 

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Mainly they have three calls to use under different circumstances, single high-pitched pit, triple trill EEZ-EEZ-EEZ, and a series of schnuur. They start sounding faster and louder while crossing open ground or if anyone is separated from the group.

They inhabit deciduous and mixed woodland with well-developed shrub layers. They are also found in heathland and scrub with scattered trees, bushes, and hedges, and in the woodland alongside the rivers.

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Long-tailed Tit has comprehensive diet habits.

Long-Tailed Tit

Mostly they feed on insects and arthropods with eggs and larvae of moths and butterflies. Occasionally tits have vegetable matter such as seeds, most probably in autumn.

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They are also seen foraging socially in winter towards deciduous woods, typically of oak, ash, and local maple species.

They preferably choose scrub areas for nesting.

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Most often they build their nests in thorny bushes less than 3 meters above the ground.

They are super cute, right? We need not worry about their population; they are considered the least Concern Species. 

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Share this tiny and fluffy cotton ball bird with your friends and family. 

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