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Opolovnik, or long-tailed tit

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The long-tailed tit is a relatively small bird, distinguished by beautiful, slightly rounded wings, as well as a long, "stepped" tail. Its beak is rather short, slightly swollen and slightly curved. This indicates that the long-tailed tit is predominantly an insectivorous creature. The Latin name is Aegithalos caudatus.

As for the geography of distribution, it is extremely large: the species is found in the vicinity of Arkhangelsk, it can be constantly seen in Ukraine. These birds are widespread up to Sakhalin, but they are interesting for their desire to stay closer to humans, since they do not fly into the deep taiga. It should be noted that the long-tailed tit is not found in Central Asia.

All northern populations are nomadic, while closer to the southern regions they increasingly become completely sedentary species. Wandering (depending on the area) can begin as early as September, sometimes continuing almost until the end of March.

The long-tailed tit usually prefers to stay in deciduous and mixed forests; it can often be found in city parks and green spaces. Prefers those massifs where there is a dense shrub "canopy" in which the young of these birds are hiding.

Generally, flocking behavior is characteristic of the aforementioned species, but occasionally they can be seen in pairs. Fluttering and jumping from branch to branch, the titmouses call in each other all the time. The fast flight of the "long-tailed" is peculiar: it is low and wavy. Sitting on a tree, the birds quickly begin to move along it, climbing into the most inaccessible corners in search of food.

They immediately eat everything they find. In the works of many authors, one can find the assertion that the long-tailed tit does not mix with other representatives of its family. This is not true.

You can often see large flocks of titmouse, which include this species. It should be noted that long-tailed tits, even in such gatherings, keep somewhat apart, trying to gather in small groups according to species characteristics.

The breeding season starts around March. The birds try to build their nests on trees near the edges of the forest or in dense undergrowth. In the overwhelming majority of cases, they are arranged on deciduous trees. It is very rare to find the dwellings of these tits in the floodplain thickets of willows and other shrubs.

Like any bird, the titmouse pays a lot of attention to the issue of building its nest. The walls are carefully laid out from a mixture of cobwebs of plant fibers, densely covered with scraps of wool, fluff and dry grass.

Occasionally, among the building material, there are whole feathers of other birds, impellers from tree seeds. Most of the lining is the down and feathers of the hostess herself, laid in a thick and warm pillow.

As already mentioned, by the nature of its nutrition, it belongs to insectivores. Very often it eats weevils, turtles and other pests of the forest. Thus, the long-tailed tit, the photo of which is in our article, is an extremely useful bird for the forest.

By the way, its old Russian name is Apollonovka. The hunters believed that birds simply could not be found more beautiful, and therefore they chose such an exquisite name that fully reflects all its charm.

REPRODUCTION

With the first thaws, which begin in February, numerous flocks of long-tailed tits begin to break up into small mixed groups. Until the end of March, most pairs occupy their nesting territories.

However, in this case, only the pack leaders have privileges, while other males and females are content with the role of helpers, helping the dominant couple to feed their offspring. Long-tailed tits build complex hanging nests for almost three weeks. They first make a tray, and then they erect the walls. Green moss and spider webs are the building materials. The birds lay down layer by layer and finally leave a small flight hole on top.

The long-tailed tit nest is ovoid. The birds mask the outer walls of the nest with lichens and small pieces of birch bark, and line it with feathers from the inside. Pine needles and pieces of fluff are sometimes interwoven into the walls of the nest. The long-tailed tit female lays 8 to 12 eggs. Incubation lasts 12-13 days. Adult birds feed chicks for 15-16 days.

Opolovnik, or Long-tailed tit

Aegithalos caudatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Order Passeriformes - Passeriformes Family Long-tailed tits - Aegithalidae

... 3rd category - species vulnerable in Moscow.

Spread

... In the Moscow region. - a widespread common form (1). On the territory of Moscow in 1985-2000. nesting of the blackfly was known in Losiny Ostrov, Izmailovsky forest, Kuzminsky l-ke, Bitsevsky forest, Znamensky-Sadki, Troparevsky l-ke, SBL southern, Alyoshkinsky forest, floodplains of the Likhoborka and Yauza rivers in GBS (2). In 2001-2010. its nesting is established or probably in Losiny Ostrov (3, 4), Izmailovsky forest (5-7), l-ke "Kuskovo" (8), Kuzminsky forest (3, 9-11), Bitsevsky forest and Znamensky-Sadki (3 ), the Setun river valley (12), Serebryany Bor (13, 14), Tushinskaya Chalice (15), the Skhodnya river valley in Mitin (3), Alyoshkinsky forest (3), the Yauza river valley in Leonov (3), in LOD (16) and GBS (17, 18). Possible nesting is indicated for the valley of the Skhodnya River in Kurkino (19); during the nesting season, pairs of opolovniki were also found in Terletskii forest (6) and Matveevskii forest in the floodplain of the Setun 'River (20).

Number

... In large and medium-sized forest tracts with corresponding nesting habitats, 1–2 pairs of opolovniki are recorded, although due to the difficulty of their detection, a significant part of pairs remains unaccounted for. Based on the area of ​​habitats suitable for reproduction of the species, its approximate number within Moscow exceeds 40 pairs.

Habitat features.

In the natural areas of Moscow, the creeper settles in its characteristic forest biotopes - middle-aged birch forests with a large participation of lagging trees, as well as in damp floodplain alder forests, reed bogs with sparse stands and a mesotrophic forest bog. An important condition is the preservation of the natural structure of woody vegetation.

In urban forests, the nest is usually placed 3-5 m from the ground on twisted trees lagging behind in growth, as a rule, on birches. It starts nesting even before the foliage blooms, which is the reason for the almost complete destruction by hooded crows of all nests with the first clutch.

Most often, the nests located in the riverside alder groves are ruined, where there are especially many crows in the spring. The exceptions are pairs that settle under the protection of a field colony, near the goshaw nest or in the depths of Losiny Ostrov, where there are almost no crows.

Due to the predation of hooded crows, the main part of the nesting in Moscow is forced to make repeated clutches. The species ceases to nest in old birch forests, transforming into a broad-leaved forest, as well as in birch forests, which, as a result of cutting down small-sized trees that have lagged behind in growth, turn into park-type plantations. Avoids settling on forest edges facing urban areas or highways. It is an indicator of the preservation of natural intact birch forests and floodplain alder forests on the territory of Moscow.

Negative factors

... Aging of birch forests and their natural transformation into broad-leaved forest. Reduction in the area of ​​birch forests with a natural tree layer structure in urban forests as a result of thinning and sanitary felling. Limited distribution and insignificant area of ​​floodplain alder forests. Early nesting of the species (before the leaves open) and increased vulnerability of its nests to the predation of the hooded crow.

Development of outer edges of forests, their recreational degradation or the transformation of near-cannon strips into parks. Picnic rest with bonfires and especially strong influence of the disturbance factor at the end of April - the first half of May, when mongrels incubate clutches or feed chicks.

Security measures taken

... In 2001, the species was listed in the Red Book of Moscow from KR 3. Almost all of its known nesting sites are located in protected areas - in NP Losiny Ostrov, P-IP Izmailovo, Kuzminki-Lyublino, Bitsevsky Les, Moskvoretsky ”,“ Tushinsky ”and“ Ostankino ”, PP“ Valley of the Skhodnya River in Kurkino ”, PZ“ Valley of the Setuni River ”, LP“ Troparevsky ”and KZ“ Petrovsko-Razumovskoye ”. It is planned to create the LZ "Valley of the Skhodnya River in Mitino". In all protected areas in Moscow, thinning and sanitary felling have been reduced to a minimum.

Change view state

... During the revision period, changes in the state of the species were not revealed, its CD remains the same - 3.

Necessary measures to preserve the species

... Preservation of the natural structure of birch forests in forests outside of specially designated places of mass recreation, allocation of floodplain alder forests in the ZU. Strengthening at the end of April - the first half of May control over the observance of the ban on picnic holidays with bonfires.

Sources of information

... 1. Kalyakin, Voltsit, 2006. 2. The Red Data Book of the City of Moscow, 2001. 3. Data from BL Samoilov. 4. Korbut, 2009. 5. Data from A. Veshnyakov. 6. Data of IM Panfilova. 7. Data of S.A. Skachkov. 8. Panfilova, 2007a. 9. Panfilov, 2009. 10. Kudryavtsev, 2009. 11. Data of A.E. Varlamov. 12. Conducting an inventory. ., 2003. 13. Data of P.V. Kvartalnov. 14. Data of E.Yu. Chekulaeva. 15. Data of A.V. Grishin. 16.G.S. Eremkin, h.p. 17. Data of NS Morozov. 18. Avdeev, 2009. 19. Data of OO Tolstenkov. 20. Data of BL Samoilov and KV Zakharov. Authors: B. L. Samoilov, G. V. Morozova

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LIFESTYLE

Long-tailed tits live in floodplain thickets, gardens, mixed and deciduous forests. Birds avoid coniferous forests. On the illuminated areas of the pine forest, they appear only during the autumn-winter migrations. Alone, long-tailed tits are very rare, because usually at the beginning of the breeding season, birds of this species unite into family flocks of no more than five birds, and in the fall they grow to 20 or more individuals. In winter, long-tailed tit flocks consist of several family groups. In the spring, the territorial behavior of individual couples becomes more active.

Outside the nesting period, long-tailed tits live in flocks, protecting their feeding and sleeping places from the encroachments of other birds. In winter, long-tailed tits roam in search of better food sources. They are not migratory birds, as they are always found within a certain region. The flock of long-tailed tits is often joined by such birds as true titmouse, beetles and pikas.

Find out what is interesting about the long-tailed tit?

The long-tailed tit is a relatively small bird, distinguished by beautiful, slightly rounded wings, as well as a long, "stepped" tail. Its beak is rather short, slightly swollen and slightly curved. This indicates that the long-tailed tit is predominantly an insectivorous creature. The Latin name is Aegithalos caudatus.

See gallery As for the geography of distribution, it is extremely large: the species is found in the vicinity of Arkhangelsk, it can be constantly seen in Ukraine. These birds are widespread up to Sakhalin, but they are interesting for their desire to stay closer to humans, since they do not fly into the deep taiga. It should be noted that the long-tailed tit is not found in Central Asia.

All northern populations are nomadic, while closer to the southern regions they increasingly become completely sedentary species. Wandering (depending on the area) can begin as early as September, sometimes continuing almost until the end of March.

The long-tailed tit usually prefers to stay in deciduous and mixed forests; it can often be found in city parks and green spaces. Prefers those massifs where there is a dense shrub "canopy" in which the young of these birds are hiding.


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Generally, flocking behavior is characteristic of the aforementioned species, but occasionally they can be seen in pairs. Fluttering and jumping from branch to branch, the titmouses call in each other all the time. The fast flight of the "long-tailed" is peculiar: it is low and wavy. Sitting on a tree, the birds quickly begin to move along it, climbing into the most inaccessible corners in search of food.

They immediately eat everything they find. In the works of many authors, one can find the assertion that the long-tailed tit does not mix with other representatives of its family. This is not true.

You can often see large flocks of titmouse, which include this species. It should be noted that long-tailed tits, even in such gatherings, keep somewhat apart, trying to gather in small groups according to species characteristics.

The breeding season starts around March. The birds try to build their nests on trees near the edges of the forest or in dense undergrowth. In the overwhelming majority of cases, they are arranged on deciduous trees. It is very rare to find the dwellings of these tits in the floodplain thickets of willows and other shrubs.

Like any bird, the titmouse pays a lot of attention to the issue of building its nest. The walls are carefully laid out from a mixture of cobwebs of plant fibers, densely covered with scraps of wool, fluff and dry grass.


View gallery

Occasionally, among the building material, there are whole feathers of other birds, impellers from tree seeds. Most of the lining is the down and feathers of the hostess herself, laid in a thick and warm pillow.

As already mentioned, by the nature of its diet, it belongs to insectivores. Very often it eats weevils, turtles and other pests of the forest. Thus, the long-tailed tit, the photo of which is in our article, is an extremely useful bird for the forest.

By the way, its old Russian name is Apollonovka. The hunters believed that birds simply could not be found more beautiful, and therefore they chose such an exquisite name that fully reflects all its charm.

WHAT IS EATED ON

The long-tailed tit, which belongs to the family of thick-billed tits, has a conical beak, slightly swollen. The bird's beak is not very large, weak, so it cannot eat solid or frozen food. The main food of the long-tailed tit is insects, their eggs and larvae, as well as other small invertebrates. The long-tailed tit with the help of a very sharp beak pulls insects out of cracks in the bark and collects them at the forks of trees. In addition, the bird's diet also includes soft seeds and berries, which it can crush with its weak beak. It can often be seen on euonymus and honeysuckle bushes.

The long-tailed tit was once included in the family of true tits, but, unlike its relatives, it never feeds on the ground and does not nest in hollows. True, like real tits, the long-tailed tit is capable of performing various acrobatic stunts.

LONG-TAILED BLUE OBSERVATION

Adult long-tailed tits are clumps of black, white and pink feathers. The color is dominated by black, but the lower part of the body is pinkish, and the tail feathers are white.

No other bird in our forests has such a long tail as the long-tailed tit. A small round body and a long tail are the characteristic silhouette of this feathered one. The long-tailed tit is constantly in motion, jumping along tree branches or flying. Like real titmice, she climbs trees quite dexterously, but her movements are slower.In search of insects, the long-tailed tit is usually suspended from the branches from below and carefully examines the thin shoots.

INTERESTING FACTS, INFORMATION ...

  • In some industrial areas, long-tailed tits use pieces of polyethylene instead of lichens to camouflage their nest.
  • A pair of long-tailed tits, having completed the construction of a roof over their nest, separates from the flock, spends the night in the open air.
  • Long-tailed tits spend the night on the branches in winter. First, a pair of birds sits on a branch, which tightly press against each other, then others join them.
  • The long-tailed tit is a close relative of the long-tailed tit.
  • In a very fierce winter, a third of the long-tailed tit population can die. However, in the spring, birds lay eggs and raise numerous offspring.

FEATURES OF THE LONG-TIED TIT. DESCRIPTION

Tail: with a black-brown longitudinal stripe in the middle and white edges. The tail is longer than the body of the bird. In flight, the titmouse waves them up and down.

Eggs: the long-tailed tit nest contains 8 to 12 pale pink eggs with purple specks. Only female incubates the clutch.

Chicks: the little chick has a short tail and no pink plumage. At the age of 4-5 weeks, it looks like an adult bird, but the chick's cheeks still retain a chocolate brown tint.

Adult bird: black and white wings on the inside are pink. Birds of both sexes have the same color: white crown and wide black stripes above the eyes. The back is black with pinkish stripes on the sides.

- The habitat of the long-tailed tit

WHERE DIVES

The range of the long-tailed tit extends in a wide strip from Portugal to Japan, through Ireland and Kamchatka. The northern border of the range runs along the north of the Scandinavian Peninsula, and the southern border runs along the territory of Central China. Most birds are sedentary, but severe frosts can force them to migrate south.

PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION

The species does not need special protection.

Long-tailed tit appearance

The long-tailed tit is one of the smallest forest birds. The average size of her body is only about 6-7 cm in length, while the tail, consisting of several feathers, is about 8-11 cm.

Due to this imbalance, the bird's profile resembles a long-handled spoon, for which it received its second name. The average weight of an adult is no more than 10 grams.

The soft feathers of the back are colored dark, almost black, interspersed with brown and red feathers. And the belly and sides, on the contrary, are light, sometimes with a pinkish tint. The head is white, with feathers tightly attached to the body. The wings and tail are almost always painted black, but implicit pink stripes are noticeable on the shoulders.

The beak is small, as it were, humped, it differs from the rest of the passerines in its increased thickness.


Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus).

Geography of residence

The habitat of long-tailed tits is almost the entire territory of Europe and Asia. Birds can be found in the very north of the Scandinavian Peninsula, on the Ural ridge, along the coast of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. In the south, birds live on the Mediterranean coast, near the foot of the Armenian Taurus, Elbrus. In the Asian part of the continent, tits settle along the coast of the Japan, Yellow and East China Seas, in eastern and southeastern Tibet, in the Himalayas. Some of the Asian and European islands such as Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Sakhalin, Shikotan, Honshu, Kyushu, Tsushima and others have chosen these birds.

The population of long-tailed tits is divided into sedentary and migratory, so birds living in the northernmost points make irregular flights in the direction of the south.

For their residence, birds choose gardens, mixed and deciduous forests, thickets of shrubs, they never settle in coniferous forests, they can fly there only during winter flights. Often these birds can be found in parks and groves, orchards, it is not uncommon to meet birds in the city.

Opolovniki: a pair of birds on the same branch. Long-tailed tit or crested tit: portrait. A bird of a head: a photo from the top angle. The long-tailed tit, or snapper, sits on a tree branch. The headband fluffed up in winter. Common or long-tailed tit.

Appearance

The bird owes its name to its appearance - a long tail, and its length exceeds the length of the body, so the tail can reach 10 cm.The wingspan of the long-tailed tit is about 15 - 20 cm, the weight of the female tit varies from 6 to 11 grams, the males are slightly smaller - 6- 10 grams. Birds have a very short beak, only 5-6 mm. The eyes and paws of the tits are black.

There is no sexual dimorphism in these birds. The plumage of long-tailed tits does not differ in bright colors, it is rather loose and fluffy, which is why from a distance the bird looks like a fluffy ball with a long tail or a ladle (a large spoon for pouring soup), which is why the bird is sometimes called an oval.

In adult birds, the plumage of the wings is black and white on the outside, and pink on the inside, so the head, chest, throat and abdomen are light, the back and middle of the tail are black. The color of both females and males is the same - the crown is white, and there are black stripes above the eyes. The feathers of the wings are brown, above the tail and undertail are slightly lighter - pinkish-brown.

Little chicks have a short tail and no bright pink colors in their plumage. Only at the age of 4-5 weeks does the chick become similar to an adult bird, but the chocolate brown tint of the cheeks remains for a long time.

Within its range, there are about 20 subspecies of tits, which differ slightly in color.

So in the long-tailed tits of the Caucasus, against the background of off-white head feathers, brown stripes - "eyebrows" are pronounced, located from the forehead along the eyes, ears and go behind the back. Numerous specks are present on the crown and nape of the tits. The back feathers are light gray, and the belly and flanks are a deeper pink than European tits.

Central European long-tailed tits are characterized by contrasting black eyebrows and bright pink plumage of the abdomen. Moreover, in this species, young individuals also differ in contrast - on the head there is a wide mask of dark brown color, which completely covers the head on the sides, and the throat and crown remain snow-white.

From the beginning of summer, old birds begin to molt, during which all plumage changes, at first small, and only by the end of August the contour and primary feathers change. In young birds, molt begins later, in July. As a result of molting, young birds lose their differences in size and color, becoming practically indistinguishable from adults.

The long-tailed tit, a subspecies from southwestern Europe, is slightly different in color. Long-tailed tit or tufted bird: top view of a fluffed bird. Rifle with a small beak. An opolovnik on a branch of a tree. An opolovnik on a branch of a tree.

What do mugs eat?

The basis of the diet of long-tailed tits are insects and spiders, plant food can also be present in the feathered menu, but extremely rarely. The titmouse is a real orderly of the forest, as in its diet there are such pests as:

  • Weevils,
  • Turtle bugs,
  • Lepidoptera caterpillars,
  • Mosquitoes,
  • Oak leaf rollers,
  • Spiders,
  • Aphid,
  • Coccids,
  • Butterflies are their larvae and eggs.

Beneficial insects are also present in the tit menu, but their percentage is low, no more than 1%. The diet is determined by the individual structure of the beak - it is conical, small and weak, so the bird cannot eat frozen food and solid food. She deftly takes insects out of cracks in the bark of trees.

The plant foods present in the diet of tits are soft seeds and berries, most often they can be found near honeysuckle and euonymus.

These birds almost never sit in one place, they move, jump on branches and fly. Opolovniki slowly but very dexterously climb trees, in order to find food for themselves, the bird deftly hangs up from the twigs from below and examines the shoots.

The long-tailed tit, unlike other tits, never feeds on the ground and does not build nests in hollows, but at the same time, like all tits, it perfectly performs a variety of acrobatic tricks.

These birds very rarely live alone, as a rule, they are united in the so-called "family" flocks of 5 to 20 birds.

Most of all, these birds like to settle in damp or swampy plantations, and for their nests they choose willow, alder and birch thickets along the banks of rivers. Migratory tits often settle in the outskirts of villages and towns in autumn and winter. They can roam together with pikas and kings. These birds are extremely peaceful, they never attack other birds.

They live secretly, usually they are not shown to people, but at the same time, these birds are quite trusting and not shy, so they can easily sit on a person's hands if they notice something tasty on them.

The voice of the long-tailed tits is very loud, thin and squeaky with a small crackle, but birds rarely sing, so their trills are practically inaudible.

Long-tailed tit feeds on a feeding trough in the form of a net with food. A pair of long-tailed tits at the feeding trough. The mongrel is a subspecies inhabiting Western Europe. The policeman looks closely.

Reproduction

Long-tailed tits become sexually mature at the age of twelve months. Long-tailed tits begin to form pairs quite early - at the end of February. They nest in single pairs. Both the female and the male are engaged in the construction of the nest for 9-12 days, they arrange them only on deciduous trees at a height of up to ten meters. The male is looking for building material, and the female is responsible for the structure.

If the tree is small, then the nest is placed in a fork in the trunk or branches, and on large trees it is located close to the trunk on the side branches. The nest is always well camouflaged and very difficult to spot. By its appearance, the nest resembles an egg or a ball with a small flight hole. Outside, the nest is lined with pieces of bark or lichen and braided with cobwebs. The walls are made of moss, fern leaves, dry grass, feathers, the thickness of the walls reaches 2 cm.As a result of construction, the nest reaches 15 cm in height and 12 cm in width.

The female finishes laying eggs in early May; some pairs have two clutches per season. The clutch usually contains 2-8 eggs of white, gray-yellow color with an intricate purple pattern, in rare cases from 5 to 15. The eggs are about 1.5 cm long, 1 cm in diameter, and the weight does not exceed one gram.

The female incubates eggs alone for 12-13 days, and after birth, the chicks will be in the nest for another two weeks. Babies are born completely naked, with a bright yellow mouth and need constant food. Both parents feed newborns, in addition, in long-tailed tits, not only parents, but also other representatives of the species who do not have their own brood this season, are often engaged in feeding the chicks. The first day, the newly-made mother does not leave the babies, but the next day she flies out for food with the male, the basis of the baby's diet is small insects and their larvae.

Having left two weeks after the birth of their parents, they will fly to them for food for another two weeks. After departure, young chicks stay near their parents all very winter.

Keeping in captivity

Long-tailed tits have recently become very popular for keeping in captivity. The best thing is to settle several birds at once, since they do not tolerate loneliness. It is very interesting to watch such birds - at night the birds snuggle up to each other and it seems that there are several fluffy lumps with tails in the cage.

If birds are properly fed and looked after, they can live in captivity for about seven years. The only disadvantage of such living is that birds do not breed in captivity.

The gang member poses on a driftwood break. Long-tailed tit or tufted tit in spruce branches. The mug turned his head almost 180 degrees. Rifle on a dry blade of grass. The captain turned over on the break of a twig. Mopovnik in winter.

The habitat of the long-tailed tit

The natural habitat of these birds is unusually wide: they inhabit almost all of Eurasia. Also found on the British Isle, and even in Siberia. If we take the countries of the former USSR, then the long-tailed tit is found in almost every: from the western border of the former union up to Kamchatka. Mixed, as well as purely deciduous forests with dense shrubs are a favorite place for long-tailed tits. They also often settle in thickets of birch and alder forests. Where there are few forests, these birds settle in gardens, parks, in thickets along the banks of rivers and lakes.

Listen to the voice of a long-tailed tit

https://animalreader.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/8ec6621bc284.mp3 https://animalreader.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/e6d4f6d7f2a1.mp3 The song of long-tailed tits is very tender and pleasant, resembles a quiet "si-si-si".

Long-tailed tits lifestyle

In most cases of observation, long-tailed tits live in small flocks, several individuals each. In cold climates, birds migrate with the onset of the first frost - they fly to the south, where the food supply is always abundant. In search of food, he searches trees, tapping bark.

It also finds food in mosses, dead branches of dead wood and grass. Leads predominantly a daytime lifestyle, all the time in search of food. During the nesting period, the long-tailed tit arranges its nest on detached trees in order to see everything around well, and in case of danger, retreat in time.

Long-tailed tit feeding

Under natural conditions, the main food for these birds is a variety of insects and their larvae.

In most cases of observation, the long-tailed titmouse is a sedentary bird.

By tapping the bark, they find all the living creatures that have settled on the tree, and eat it. Due to the fact that insects form the basis of food, which often act as pests of crops and forests, long-tailed tits are quite valuable animals. In captivity, they gladly eat a variety of soft foods, and also need feeding with insect larvae and insects directly.

Keeping long-tailed tits in captivity

In cages they live only in flocks, they cannot stand loneliness. During the waking hours, these birds are very active and active, and at night they cling to each other, forming a ball with tails sticking out in different directions. Observing the correct diet, and providing the birds with larvae and insects, you can keep these interesting representatives of titmice for several years.

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