Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Special Birds: Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus (aka Bearded Reedling) is a common bird of lowland wetlands with extensive reedbeds throughout Eastern Europe. It is not a true "tit" species but rather a member of the babbler family. It is a resident and essentially sedentary bird which gathers in family parties and then in flocks from the end of summer through winter. It is often first located when it's "pinging" call, which perhaps recalls a tense elastic band being plucked, is heard.    

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