Coal Tit

About the Coal Tit

Coal Tits are small songbirds related to other birds in the Tit family, which includes North America’s chickadees. Coal Tits live throughout parts of Asia, Europe, and northern Africa. Coal Tits are predominately black and white in plumage, with a distinctive large white stripe on the back of the head.

Coal Tits are cavity nesters, preferring holes in rotting tree stumps and other natural holes or cavities. They will add hair, feathers, moss, and other natural materials to line the nest site.

There are several recognized subspecies of Coal Tit across its wide range. There are differences in plumage and size across the different subspecies. All subspecies share the white wing bars and large white nape patch as seen in our cute Birdorable version of the Coal Tit.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 03 December 2010
Scientific Name
Periparus ater
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Periparus
  • P. ater
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 15 November 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
4 to 4.5 inches

Range

International Names

Czech sýkora uhelníček
Danish Sortmejse
Dutch Zwarte Mees
Finnish kuusitiainen
French Mésange noire
German Tannenmeise
Italian Cincia mora
Japanese ヒガラ (higara)
Korean 진박새
Norwegian Svartmeis
Polish sosnówka
Russian Московка
Spanish Carbonero Garrapinos
Swedish Svartmes
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