Coal Tit (Parus ater)

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What does The coal Tit Look Like ?

Similar plumage pattern to it relative the Great Tit Not as colourful , the coal tit has a distinctive grey back, black cap, and white patch at the back of its neck.( much whiter nape than the Great Tit ) Its smaller, more slender bill than blue or great tits adapting more successfully to feed in conifers. A regular visitor toBritish bird tables .. In winter they join with other tits to form flocks which roam through woodlands and gardens in search of food.

How Big Is It

Aprox 11 cm, weighing 9 g

Where does it live?

Coniferous woodlands, sessile oakwoods and northern birch woodlands. Parks and gardens with suitable conifers.
Same as breeding habitats

When does it Breed ?

April to June , 8 - 10 eggs, Incubation 14 - 16 days , young fledging at 18 to 20 days, One to Two Broods per Year . Nests in Holes

Where to see it

Woodland, especially conifer woods, parks and gardens.

What does it eat?

Insects, conifer seeds and nuts.

What does it sound like?

Repeated 'chuuee-chuuee...' song; high 'see-oo' call

When to see it

All year round.

Similar species

Great Tit