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Bearded tits

Observed: 28th October 2009 By: andrewsavageandrewsavage’s reputation in Birdsandrewsavage’s reputation in Birds
IMG 5130
IMG 5401
IMG 5403
IMG 5426
IMG 5426 4
Description:

Cheated slightly- got these at Pensthorpe waterfoul trust

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus) interacts

Comments

andrewsavage's picture

Bearded tits or Reed buntings

Just wondered what people called them?

Andrew Savage

Ryan Back's picture

Correct ID?

Im not saying I know what these birds are, but I checked the EOL and the pictures that came up look nothing like the ones shown....

miked's picture

Bearded Reedling

Bearded Reedling

RoyW's picture

'Reed Buntings'?

I've never heard of these being called Reed Buntings - which is a name most people use for Emberiza schoeniclus (eg. http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/15985 )

Bearded Tit, Bearded Reedling or even Bearded Parrotbill are names I have heard used - if Reed Bunting is a name used in your area it's a good example of the need for scientific names to prevent confusion.

PS. I'm agreeing with your ID because of the scientific name, and you called them Bearded Tits in the title!

Buckel's picture

Bearded Tit

This is a male Bearded Tit or Bearded Reedling the Reed Bunting is a different family and is very different in shape and colouration.