Month: All months. Period of breeding: April - June
The great tit is a passerine bird that belongs to the family of tits. It is a very common bird in Denmark, and it is both found in the forest and in the city. The great tit lives in all of Europe, and is also found in the Middle East, Asia and North Africa.
The great tit has a characteristic appearance with a black head and a black back of the head, conspicuous bright spots, olive top side and yellow underside. The great tit intelligently uses its appearance to defend oneself. The great tit lives primarily on insects and prefers to make a nest in a whole in a tree.
The great tit is a true songbird! It has up to 40 different callings and songs, but it is mostly the male great tit who uses these – especially when he tries to attract and impress a female great tit. The female great tit will most likely choose the male great tit with the most spectacular song.
Between April and June the female great tit lays eggs to hatch by herself, and both the male and the female great tit take care and protect their young ones in collaboration with each other.
The great tit is a sedentary bird and the great tit couple typically keeps to their territory all year, and also the young ones keeps to the territory of their parents.
The great tit easily adjusts to changed conditions and is therefore said to have great adjustability.
|Dimensions||5.5 × 11 × 0.6 cm|