Coal Tit

The distinctive grey back, together with the black cap and the white patch at the back of the neck make the coal tit easy to recognise. Find out more in our wild bird library.

  • Facts

  • Nesting Habits

  • Food Preferences

Facts

The coal tit has a smaller and narrower bill than other tit species, and this allows it to feed more successfully in conifers.

Young coal tits have duller feathers than the adults, lacking the glossy sheen that is visible on the black head plumage. While foraging, coal tit flocks will keep in touch by continually calling to each other.

You’ll find coal tits in woodland, especially if there are conifers.

Nesting Habits

Food Preferences