No.442 Varied Tit Poecile varius

L=14cm

Rank : 2
Resident
Only tit in Japan with russet plumage. The species is seen in woods on hilly area and parks in Asakawa River basin. Sexes alike. Moving from tree to tree, it feeds on insects, seeds, nuts, and berries.  Song is slow, repeated tsn-tsn-wheee, with accent on the last nasal whistle; call is nasal bee-bee.@ During autumn and winter, stores nuts on the ground, called nut-storing habit.
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Adult

Foraging