Great Tit

The Great Tit is the largest member of the tit family. Its markings are very distinct with blue-greed colouring on its back and wing and yellow plumage on the breast area with a distinctive black stripe from chest to tail. The Great tits head is black with distinctive white cheeks. The tail is blue-grey with white edges.

It has wonderfully varied song and will easily be recognised when visiting your garden to feed, they are very familiar visitors. They will happily visit your birdfeeders and will often be seen challenging and fighting off the smaller feeder birds.

  • Facts

  • Nesting Habits

  • Food Preferences

Facts

The Great Tit can often be seen at bird tables, being quite bold birds, but can be quite aggressive, fighting off smaller birds.

Flocks of tits will forage through the treetops, but they can also be seen searching for food on the ground or in low undergrowth.

The male and female birds have similar colouring, but the black stripe down the breast is broader in the male.

Size 14cm
Weight 14 - 22g
Habitat  Woodland, gardens; city, suburb and country 

Nesting Habits

Food Preferences