Long Tailed Tit



Long-tailed tits are very small birds, as their name suggests they can easily be identified by their long tails.

They have a prominent white line that runs from the beak and extends backwards down the neck. The wings are dark with a patch of pink towards the top; the tail presents very similar features with the pink showing mainly on its underside. The main body of a long-tailed tit is dirty white in colour with hints of pink that grow stronger as it progresses towards the back end. Juvenile long-tailed tits undergo a full moult a few weeks after fledging. This makes it hard to differentiate between adults and their young.

Long-tailed tits tend to eat food that provides them with a lot of energy. They can most commonly be seen feeding on peanuts and fat balls.