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Birds / Coal Tit (Parus ater)

Coal Tit


The Coal Tit is distributed throughout most of Europe and into most of Asia. It is normally found in conifer woodland where spruce seeds are a favourite food but it is also found in mixed forest and woodland. It is slightly smaller than a Blue Tit P. caeruleus with a shorter tail. Its principal features are the black head with white cheeks and white nape patch and the two white wing-bars. British birds are olive-grey on the upperparts though this colour varies in other parts of its range. Apart from seeds it eats insects and spiders.

Suitable Foods:

Striped Sunflower Seeds, Fat Balls



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