posted on 3rd of october, 2013


Back in the field again after a very long break.

Below is the information related to a very cute species:

Bearded Tit – Panurus biarmicus

The Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus) is a small, sexually dimorphic reed-bed passerine bird. It is frequently known as the Bearded Tit, due to some similarities to the Long-tailed Tit.

The Bearded Tit was placed with the parrotbills in the family Paradoxornithidae, after they were removed from the true tits in the family Paridae. However, according to more recent research, it is actually a unique songbird - no other living species seems to be particularly closely related to it. Thus, it seems that the monotypic family Panuridae must again be recognized.

This is a small orange-brown bird with a long tail and an undulating flight. The male has a grey head and black moustaches (not a beard). Flocks often betray their presence in a reedbed by their characteristic "ping" call.

This species is a wetland specialist, breeding colonially in large reed beds by lakes or swamps. It eats reed aphids in summer, and reed seeds in winter, its digestive system changing to cope with the very different seasonal diets.

The Bearded Reedling is a species of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate other than eruptive or cold weather movements. It is vulnerable to hard winters, which may kill many birds. The English population of about 500 pairs is largely confined to the south and east with a small population in Leighton Moss in north Lancashire. In Ireland a handful of pairs breed in County Wexford. The largest single population in Great Britain is to be found in the reedbeds at the mouth of the River Tay in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, where there may be in excess of 250 pairs.


Wikipedia - www.wikipedia.org
Trakus - www.trakus.org

Hope to meet you again with a new species soon.

Comments (6)

Posted by Egomezta on October 10, 2013
Amazing images...
Posted by Joe1971 on October 06, 2013
Beautiful images!
Posted by Hyperbiker on October 05, 2013
Thank you all.
Posted by Qin0377 on October 05, 2013
Beautiful images!
Posted by Qin0377 on October 03, 2013
Beautiful images!I like to shoot birds, but I did not shoot you good!
Posted by Danielc1998 on October 03, 2013
Beautiful images! I wish I had the time and patience to do that kind of photography.

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