Birds of Morni: Cinereous Tit

November 23, 2011

Cinereous Tit (Parus cinereus is a bird of the size of the sparrow. It has a glossy black head with glistening white cheek patches. The back is grey and the under parts are white. A broad black central band runs down from the throat and is very conspicous. The wing is bluish-grey with a white-wing-bar. The tail is bluish grey with white outer tips. The bill is strong and conical  and is used to break open nuts and seeds that is held between the feet.  The bird is found in well-wooded areas in hills upto 2000 metres. It is very active and feeds on insects, flower buds, seeds and nuts.  The song is loud and joyous.

Great Tit

 

 

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