Blue Tit

Name: Blue Tit

Scientific name: Parus caeruleus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 10

What are nature stars?

About: A small tit, about 11cm long. Blue Tits are birds of woodland, parks and gardens where they nest in holes in trees: tits are especially happy to use nest boxes. Tits are active feeders, hunting out insects and spiders amongst the smaller branches of trees

How to identify: Unmistakeable

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 80
  • Rarity: 10
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: Blue Tits that live in the Canary Islands and north Africa are now recognised as two different species: the Canary Islands Blue Tit and the Ultramarine Tit.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Nuthatila
    • Date: 2013-03-10 08:43:04
    • Nuthatila

    This a blue tit in this picture!!!!! They are called blue tit because bits of there body are blue.

  • Dolphita
    • Date: 2012-10-30 09:10:15
    • Dolphita

    i had 1 pair of blue tits in one of my bird boxes and they had chicks and when the left i kept the shells and they are tiny!

  • Martinudes
    • Date: 2011-08-16 21:39:55
    • Martinudes

    hey we had one of these in our bird box. i made one at summer hill before during the summer hols in 2009

  • Martinudes
    • Date: 2011-08-15 16:58:47
    • Martinudes

    ive seen these everywere and its really fun just to watch them

  • Wigeonona
    • Date: 2011-06-13 19:51:08
    • Wigeonona

    i think blue tits deserve a 100 on the cute factor, there so CUTE! from Hippo Man widgenona

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2010-10-16 17:04:58
    • Ottero

    Blue tits are really cool, they are probably the most common birds that come on my feeders!!

  • Dolphilor
    • Date: 2010-07-24 16:10:15
    • Dolphilor

    We get about a 100 blue tits a year in my garden.

  • Stoatades
    • Date: 2010-05-03 13:14:34
    • Stoatades

    Blue tits are my favourite type of birds they are consistantly coming to our feeders! Also did you know a blue tit weighs the same amount to a cookie!

  • Waterura
    • Date: 2010-04-09 22:30:53
    • Waterura

    We hung some bird feeders on our acer tree, and now we have loads of blue tits coming to our garden! There was a tiny baby one there a few days ago calling for its parents. I think it was just a fledgeling!

  • Thrush97
    • Date: 2010-04-07 17:41:57
    • Thrush97

    I see Blue tits all the time in my back garden they are so small!