Long-tailed Tit
Aegithalos caudatus

– small passerine, considerably smaller than a sparrow, very long tail
– diurnal migrant
– migrates in small, loose flocks
– very vocal

BIF210_MPU_141027_I1Q3590_lttit-europaeus_d_werb-see
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus europaeus
BIF0209, 27/10/2014, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF211_MPU_141027_I1Q3591_lttit-europaeus_d_werb-see
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus europaeus
BIF0210, 27/10/2014, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF212_MPU_141027_I1Q3595_lttit-europaeus_d_werb-see
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus europaeus
BIF0211, 27/10/2014, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF213_MPU_141027_I1Q3604_lttit-europaeus_d_werb-see
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus europaeus
BIF0212, 27/10/2014, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF209_MPU_141027_I1Q3588_lttit-europaeus_d_werb-see
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus europaeus
BIF0213, 27/10/2014, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze

voice:
– fast series of very high frequency, narrow modulated calls in variable numbers
– migrating flocks often revealed by their conspicuous acoustic behaviour
– several other calls whilst wandering through shrubbery, but usually only the flight call on straight migration flights

BIF214-4_PFR10314_1-00_141027_lttit-europaeus-10-FC-SC_d_werb-see_REF-S
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus europaeus, calls during migration
BIF0214, 27/10/2014, Werbeliner See, Germany, Patrick Franke

comparison species:
Bearded Reedling

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