About this objectThis small species of tit is easily recognized by its long tail which accounts for half the bird’s total length. Outside the breeding season, long-tailed tits form family groups or small flocks and can be heard constantly calling to each other to maintain contact as they forage for insects among the branches of trees and shrubs. Being part of a flock is important, especially in winter when the birds must huddle together to survive cold nights.
Long-tailed tits favour places with scattered trees and shrubs and frequently visit gardens.
Field Collection Date1991-10-30
Field Collection Place DescriptionKnebworth, Herts
CollectionNorth Hertfordshire Museums - Natural History Section
Credit LineM Hicks, Herts Environmental Records Centre
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