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Great tit guide: how to identify by sight and call, and what they feed on


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As its name suggests, the great tit is our largest tit species. It weighs approximately 6g more than the willow tit and has a wingspan 5cm longer, which in the world of small songbirds, is a lot.

 
The great tit is the only UK species in the Paris genus. Many of the tits had been in the Parus genus, but they are now split into different genera within the Paridae family.

We may think of the great tit as very much a UK garden bird. However, it is actually the most widespread of all tit species. It is found as far away as Japan, Indonesia and North Africa. They aren’t all the same as ‘our’ great tit, as there are 14 recognised subspecies throughout its range.

 

https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/birds/facts-about-great-tits/

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