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|GREAT TIT (PARUS MAJOR)|
It autumn and this amazing specie arrives in the woods near my hometown....
The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate. In the past this species was considered a ring species with several subspecies covering a wide distribution, but these have now been separated.
Great Tits come in many races, but they fall into three groups. Great Tits 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 Great Tits in India and south-east Asia are grey above and whitish below.
The Great Tit is easy to recognize, large in size at 14 cm, with a broad black line (broader in the male) down its otherwise yellow chest. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts. Upper parts are olive. It has a white wingbar and outer tail feathers. Young birds are duller.
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.
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- [2017-11-15 14:03]
Hi Marius,a classic guest of your gallery in autumn and winter,impressive capture in the best quality and nice pose too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-11-15 19:27]
A lovely bird indeed while displaying beautiful colors in its plumage. Even though the markings and colors are not the same it reminds me of our chickadees here in Ohio. Very sharp focus allowing us to view its uni The exposure is near perfect.
very nice picture of this bird
nice BG and great sharpness
thanks gr lou
- [2017-11-16 9:28]
Beautiful clear photo in good sharpness and beautiful light. Excellent blurred background. Nice composition with eye contact.
Beautiful capture, Marius.
The plain BG is very supportive of the subject.