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Great Tit

Great White Pelican
Great Spotted Woodpecker

About the Great Tit

The Great Tit is a widespread and common species throughout Europe and Asia. It is resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate. Great Tits are easy to recognize, with its broad black line down its yellow front. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts. This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or seed. It will join winter tit flocks with other species.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 12 December 2007
Scientific Name Parus major
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Parus
  • P. major
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 15 July 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
5.5 inches
Range West Europe East Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia South Asia North Africa

International Names

  • Sýkora Koňadra (Czech)
  • Musvit (Danish)
  • Koolmees / Koolmeesje (Dutch)
  • Talitiainen (Finnish)
  • Mésange charbonnière (French)
  • Kohlmeise (German)
  • Cinciallegra (Italian)
  • シジュウカラ (Shijuukara) (Japanese)
  • 박새 (Baksae) (Korean)
  • Kjøttmeis (Norwegian)
  • Bogatka (Polish)
  • Большая синица (Russian)
  • Carbonero Común (Spanish)
  • Talgoxe (Swedish)

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