Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris)

Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris)

Poecile - Marsh Tits are mainly found in the UK. They nest in pre-made holes, not making their own holes.

Poecile - Marsh Tits are mainly found in the UK. They nest in pre-made holes, not making their own holes.

Marsh tit - Mark Hancox Bird Photography

Marsh tit - Mark Hancox Bird Photography

Rainy day and a Marsh tit by roisabborrar

Rainy day and a Marsh tit by roisabborrar

Marsh Tit, Lithuania, photo by by Tadas Naujokaitis

Marsh Tit, Lithuania, photo by by Tadas Naujokaitis, who states: I took this photo of Marsh Tit in the forest near my home. From Wild Wonders of Europe, photo competition

Marsh and willow tits are difficult to identify on appearance alone; the races occurring in the UK (P. p. dresseri and P. m. kleinschmidti respectively) are especially hard to separate. When caught for ringing, the pale 'cutting edge' of the marsh tit's bill is a reliable criterion;otherwise, the best way to tell apart the two species is by voice. Plumage characteristics include the lack of a pale wing panel (formed by pale edges to the secondary feathers in the willow tit), the marsh tit's…

The Marsh Tit is very similar in appearance to the Willow Tit and inhabits woods, parkes and gardens. They are considered a priority species for conservation concern in the UK

6 Square Coasters - Marsh tit - by PINO

6 Square Coasters - Marsh tit - by PINO

Marsh Tit - England

This is a small, mainly brown bird, with a shiny black cap, dark 'bib' and pale belly. In the UK its identification is made tricky by the very similar appearance of our race of willow tit.

Nominate race palustris: Black cap and nape with a blue sheen visible at close quarters. The black 'bib' below the bill is rather small; the cheeks are white, turning dusky brown on the ear coverts. The upperparts, tail and wings are greyish-brown, with slightly paler fringes to the tertials. The underparts are off-white with a buff or brown tinge strongest on the flanks and undertail coverts. The bill is black and the legs dark grey. Juveniles are very similar to adults, but with a duller…

Nominate race palustris: Black cap and nape with a blue sheen visible at close quarters. The black 'bib' below the bill is rather small; the cheeks are white, turning dusky brown on the ear coverts. The upperparts, tail and wings are greyish-brown, with slightly paler fringes to the tertials. The underparts are off-white with a buff or brown tinge strongest on the flanks and undertail coverts. The bill is black and the legs dark grey. Juveniles are very similar to adults, but with a duller…

Sumpfmeise / Marsh Tit (Sigrun  Brüggenthies / Dortmund / Deutschland) #Canon EOS 5DS #animals #photo #nature

Sumpfmeise / Marsh Tit (Sigrun Brüggenthies / Dortmund / Deutschland) #Canon EOS 5DS #animals #photo #nature

Marsh tit in balance (Robert Didierjean / ALSACE / FRANCE) #NIKON D810 #animals #photo #nature

Marsh tit in balance (Robert Didierjean / ALSACE / FRANCE) #NIKON D810 #animals #photo #nature

Case for Google Nexus 7 - Marsh tit - by PINO

Case for Google Nexus 7 - Marsh tit - by PINO

Marsh tit - Margaret Holland

Marsh tit - Margaret Holland

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