Showing posts with label Tit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tit. Show all posts

Black-Throated Bushtit (Tit) Pictures and Detail (Aegithalos concinnus)

Black-throated tit, Tit


Black-Throated Bushtit (Tit) Pictures and Detail-

The best part of bird photography is to meet new birds daily and learn more about their lives. Observing a small bird and then taking its pictures is a very adventurous job. Taking pictures of small birds like Tits is a difficult job because they don't stay in the same place for a long time. 



Eye Contact, Black-throated Tit,

Black-throated Tit

Black-throated Tit is the fourth Tit bird, I am going to share with you. Earlier, I shared with you Cinereous Tit, Great Tit and Himalayan black-lored tit. Tit birds are small passerine birds and they belong to the family of birds Aegithalidae. The scientific name of Black-throated Bishtit is Aegithalos concinnus. Due to the small size of Tit birds, we sometimes do not notice them, but by following their sweet voice, we can find them. 


From, Above, Black-throated Tit,

I met the Black-throated Tit near Baijnath town of Himachal Pradesh. We can find this tit in the foothills of Himalayas from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Vietnam, China and Taiwan.  Black-throated Tit lives in forests and thick bushes. Black-throated Tit is a highly social bird and it loves to move in groups; however, I met a single bird only. 

Black-throated Tit, Tit,

Black-throated Tit

It is a small bird of the size of 10 to 11 cm and it weighs between 4-8 gm. We can find the six sub-species of this Tit bird which vary in plumage, but the Black throat is common in all sub-species of Black-throated Tit. We can recognize these birds with chestnut colored cap and Black patch on throat and around eyes. The back of the bird is dark grey and under part is whitish. 
Bottom, Black-throated Tit


Back side, Black-throated Tit

Black-throated Tit mainly eats small insects, seeds, fruits and berries. It was an interesting experience for me to capture the pictures of Black-throated Tit and in future, I will update more info and pics of this bird. 

The Himalayan black-lored tit (Parus xanthogenys) Pictures and Detail

Himalayan Black-lored tit, Himalayan Bird,
The Himalayan black-lored tit

The Himalayan black-lored tit (Parus xanthogenys) Pictures and Detail 


Today, I met a third bird from Tit Family, a Himalayan Black-lored tit. Earlier, I covered Great Tit and Cinerous Tit in previous posts. I had a great experience with Great Tit and Cinerous Tit. This time, I got a chance to take more pictures of all these three species of Tits. 

I discovered Himalayan Black-lored tit when I was searching for a Redstart bird in a small rocky river. I noticed that a small yellow-black bird is trying to get my attention and when I focused my lens on this bird, then I realized that it is a tiny and very beautiful Himalayan Black-lored tit. 
Himalayan, Himalayan Black-lored Tit
Himalayan Black-lored Tit

I never thought that I will find a Himalayan Black-lored tit so easily. This bird also looked very willing to get his picture clicked; however, due to sunset time, I was not able to get many good pictures. Though, I had a great experience with him and I can surely say now that some bird enjoys communicating with humans. 


Himalayan Black-lored Tit, Himalayan Bird,
Himalayan Black-lored Tit
  The scientific name of this bird is Parus Xanthogenys and it makes very sweet sounds like other tit birds. Himalayan Black-lored Tit as the name suggest is a resident Himalayan bird and is related to Yellow Tit.

Like other Tit birds, it also eats insects, spiders, fruits and seeds. Himalayan Black-lored tit may use other birds hole for nesting or it may make its own.
Himalayan Black-lored Tit, Bottom
Himalayan Black-lored Tit from Bottom

Himalayan Black-lored tit was so happy at clicking his pictures that he started taking a bath in front of my camera and also showed me other poses.

In the two pictures, below you can see Himalayan Black-lore tit taking bath and in water.
bath, Himalayan black-lored tit,
Himalayan Black-lored Tit taking bath

Himalayan black-lored tit, water
Himalayan Black-lore Tit in water
The sad thing is that we still know very less about this bird. I have decided to capture more pictures of this beautiful bird so that we can learn more about it. I have come to know about the area where I can find him and he has also become my friend so I hope I will get more his picture soon.
Himalayan black-lored tit, back,
Himalayan Black-lored tit from Back
Himalayan Black-lored Tit, Back,
Himalayan Black-lored Tit (Back) 


The Great Tit Pictures and Detail (Parus major)

Great Tit, Tit, Tiny Birds
Beautiful Great Tit

The Great Tit Pictures and Detail (Parus major)


Intitally, I thought that this bird is also Cinereous Tit, however, with some research, I found that the Tit with yellow color around the stomach and the breast is called Great Tit. I found a Pair of Great Tit and Cinereous Tit, both of them were searching food on same tree. 

Great Titi, Cenerous Together,
Great Tit and Cinereous Tit Together 
Great Tit is also a Tit family bird which is a big family of small birds. The only difference between Great Tit and Cinereous Tit is a yellow color in the stomach region in the Great Tit instead of white color in the same region in Cinereous Tit. 

The behavior and size of both birds are quite similar and it is common to find these birds together in many places. Till 2005, this the Great Tit was believed a sub species of Cinereous Tit and Japanese Tit. The Great Tit found in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. 

It is resident bird and it doesn't migrate. Due to small size, this bird always remains under threat from big bird eating birds like hawks. We can find 14 subspecies of Great Tit from Europe to Japan. 

Great Tit
Great Tit on Wire

Great Tit is one of common Garden birds and they love to eat seeds and grains in the feed-eater. The Great Tit mainly eats seeds, insects, spiders, nuts etc. 

Great Tit is believed as an intelligent bird because they know how to solve problems and arrange foods. Great Tits are small sweet voiced birds like Cinereous Tit and they make our surroundings more beautiful. 

Many people in India confuse Cinereous Tit and Great Tit with each other. I have found Crinereous Tit being referred as the Great Tit at many places. As my research, the bird with yellow breast are Great Tits and Birds with White Breast are Cinereous Tit, though, both of these birds show very similar behavior and they look same except the color variation. 

Cinereous Tit, Tiny Birds
Cinereous Tit on Tree Branch