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  • Cyanocitta cristata
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About the Blue Tit

The Blue Tit is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands.

The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin, give the Blue Tit a very distinctive appearance.The young are much yellower than older birds.

This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. It swings beneath the holder, calling tee, tee, tee or a scolding churr.

The song period lasts almost all the year round, but is most often heard during February to June.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007
Scientific Name Cyanistes caeruleus
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Cyanistes
  • C. caeruleus
Birdorable Family Tits, Chickadees & Kinglets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 14 September 2015)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
4.2 to 4.8 inches
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia North Africa

International Names

  • Sýkora Modřinká (Czech)
  • Blåmejse (Danish)
  • Pimpelmees (Dutch)
  • Sinitiainen (Finnish)
  • Mésange Bleue (French)
  • Blaumeise (German)
  • Cinciarella (Italian)
  • アオガラ (Aogara) (Japanese)
  • Blåmeis (Norwegian)
  • Modraszka (Polish)
  • Синица-лазоревка (Russian)
  • Herrerillo Común (Spanish)
  • Blåmes (Swedish)

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