Crested Tit

About the Crested Tit

Also known as: European Crested Tit, Northern Crested Tit

The Crested Tit is a small songbird in the tit family, related to titmice, chickadees, and other tits. It is found in various forest-type habitats throughout Europe. It is also known as the European Crested Tit, to distinguish it from the Grey Crested Tit found in Asia.

Crested Tits are resident birds through their range; they do not migrate. They are cavity nesters and use rotting tree stumps to excavate nest holes. Their population trend is considered to be stable and they have a conservation status of Least Concern as of June 2013.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 03 July 2013
Scientific Name
Lophophanes cristatus
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Lophophanes
  • L. cristatus
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
4.3 to 4.7 inches
6.7 to 7.9 inches
.35 to .46 ounces
Range

International Names

Chinese 凤头山雀
Czech sýkora parukářka
Danish Topmejse
Dutch Kuifmees
Finnish töyhtötiainen
French Mésange huppée
German Haubenmeise
Italian Cincia dal ciuffo
Japanese カンムリガラ [kammurigara]
Norwegian Toppmeis
Polish czubatka
Russian Хохлатая синица
Spanish Carbonero Capuchino
Swedish Tofsmes
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