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Startling Decline In European Bird Populations: Study
2014-11-05 03:00:28

Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species

Healthier Babies From Better Looking Birds
2013-03-25 08:27:02

A female great tits' (Parus major) appearance is shown to signal healthy attributes in offspring in a paper in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology.

British Bird Populations Facing A New Virus Strain
2012-11-23 06:54:21

House sparrows, dunnocks, and wood pigeons, among other British bird species, have been known to carry avian pox. Vets and ornithologists are very concerned, however, about the emergence of a new strain of this viral disease in great tits.

2012-02-22 21:31:29

Sparrows, blackbirds and the great tit are all birds known to sing at a higher pitch (frequency) in urban environments.

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2011-03-31 08:00:00

After a dramatic decline in their numbers last spring, a survey by the Royal Society for the Protection of Bird’s (RSPB) called "Big Garden Birdwatch" found small bird numbers bouncing back.

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2010-11-30 09:47:04

Any dog or cat owner will agree that animals have personalities but it may come as a surprise to many to learn that birds also do.

2010-02-10 09:40:02

In 2007, researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology found a gene related to individual variation in exploratory behavior in great tits.

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2009-09-09 14:35:00

Researchers have found that a species of bird known as the great tit (Parus major) has been found feeding on hibernating pipistrelle bats in a Hungarian cave.

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2009-06-04 08:40:00

Although the great tit bird is loud enough to be heard in noisy, city areas, for their country relations they might as well be speaking Greek.

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2008-05-10 00:05:00

British researchers have discovered a bird species, called great tits, that has adapted to climate change by breeding earlier in the year.


Latest Great Tit Reference Libraries

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2006-08-09 15:39:26

The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe and Asia in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. It is an easy tit to recognize, large in size at 5.5 inches, with a broad black line down its otherwise yellow front. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts. Upper parts are olive. It has a white wing bar and outer tail feathers. In young birds the black is...

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