Marsh Tit food, Marsh Tit seed, feeding Marsh Tit's

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Marsh tit by Robert Didierjean

Marsh tit by Robert Didierjean

Marsh tit on twig

In the UK its identification is made tricky by the very similar appearance of our race of willow tit.

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

Marsh tit - Closely related to the Willow. It is small (around 12 cm long and weighing 12 g) with a black crown and nape, pale cheeks, brown back and greyish-brown wings and tail.

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

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.

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