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Distribution: Widespread across most of Europe where there are some concerns that the population is declining. In the UK the bird is only found in Northern Scotland where there are around 1500 breeding pairs.
Habitat: Although the bird can be found in mixed woodland the Crested Tit is a bird of natural uncultivated mature pine forests.
Notes: Being the only European tit with a crest, the Crested Tit is easy to identify, especially in the UK where the population is confined to the Caladonian pine forests of Northern Scotland. The birds favourite nesting site is a rotten pine tree where it excavates a hole, however it is not unknown for the bird to nest in a hole in the ground.