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Beardedtit

Observed: 5th December 2010 By: bobthebirderBirds expert
beardedtit
Description:

This very hungry bird was making short work of this greater reedmace seed head.

Identifications
Species interactions

Species with which Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus) interacts

Comments

allrounder's picture

What a cracking picture

What a cracking picture

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Fenwickfield's picture

fantastic

Amazing picture showing it in all it's glory

Fenwickfield

sirhandle's picture

Fantastic photo. Any ideas

Fantastic photo. Any ideas why Collins would call these Bearded Reedlings? I've never heard this before. They list these birds amongst the Tits but don't use the term!

Just go out there and do it!!!

anonymous spotter's picture

Superb

At the risk of overdoing the superlatives for this observation, this is a lovely shot.

bobthebirder's picture

reedling

Another name is bearded parrotbill, yet another is bearded tit-babbler, and all are correct! This is due to the fact that our familiar bearded tit belongs to a separate family of birds and is not closely related to the other tits at all. To be really confused, look up its page on Avibase, a site which attempts to rationalise the various international schemes that put names to birds. You'll find it at http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org
I'll stick to bearded tit myself.

Bob Ford

sirhandle's picture

Talk about information

Talk about information overload!!! You forgot bearded titmouse? Why have one name when several will do!!
Still a nice shot though!

Just go out there and do it!!!

rimo's picture

I've always tended to think

I've always tended to think of them as Bill Oddies...

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