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Long-tailed Tit

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Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Aegithalidae

Basic Description

The Long-tailed Tit is one of Europe’s smallest and cutest birds—a white, black, and pink fluffball with an exceptionally long tail. These distinctive songbirds spend much of their time in groups. They form noisy foraging flocks by day, keep warm on cold nights by huddling along a tree branch, and even help their relatives raise young. Long-tailed Tits occur in almost any habitat with trees or shrubs, including woodlands, gardens, and parks, but they typically don’t stick around for long—these restless birds are constantly on the move in search of caterpillars and other insects.

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Other Names

  • Mito Común (Spanish)
  • Orite à longue queue (French)
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