Mobile bird identification
Bird Field Guide
A common widespread resident bird throughout the UK and Europe.
Can be found in almost any area of bushes, trees, gardens and hedges. A frequent visitor to bird feeders.
A common acrobatic visitor to bird feeders the Blue Tit is easily distinguished with it's predominantly blue, yellow and white appearance. Although common the bird has in recent years declined due to the need for massive amounts of declining caterpillars to feed it's young, only very large woodland areas are able to provide the birds with a reliable food source.

Blue Tit

Cyanistes caeruleus
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Order: Passeriformes

Family: Paridae

Genus: Cyanistes

Species: C. caeruleus
Blue Tit identification points
Other Tit's
Marsh tit
Shiny black cap
Plain winged
White face
Grey-brown upperparts
Grey-buff underparts
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Willow Tit (Rare)
Dull black cap
Pale wing panel
White face
Dull brown back
Warm orange buff flanks
Long-tailed Tit
Long thin tail
Dull white head
Pink and brown back
White underside
Small round appearance
Blue Tit
Small blue and yellow bird
White cheeks
Bright blue cap
Dark line through eye
Black chin
Great Tit
Shiny black head
Bold white cheek
Black stripe down breast
Bright yellow underside
Large for a Paridae
Coal Tit
Black head with white nape patch
Greyish back
Bright buff underside
Large black bib
Two white wing bars
Crested Tit
Pointed distinctive crest
White face
Buff underside
Plain wings, no wing bars
Brown back
Crested Tit
Blue-grey head
Rufus brown body
Streaked wings
Long tail
Black mark down face on male
Bearded Tit
Bearded Tit
Penduline Tit
Broad black mark across face
Red-brown back
Dull white underside
Pale grey face
Red-brown band on wings
Penduline Tit (Rare)
Blue cap
Dark line through eye
White cheeks
Pale yellow underside with faint black central streak
Blue wings and tail
Blue Tit
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Blue Tit Juvenile
This image illustrates the distinctive facial pattern and blue cap, also note the faint black line running up the birds underside.
Juvenile birds are much less colourful than their parents being mainly yellowish and greyish blue.