Species Details

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Great Tit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Parus major
Family : Paridae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Deciduous forest
Description : Great Tit is a small grey passerine bird with a black head which looks grey from above and black-and-white from below.Its irises are dark brown,black stubby bill and plumbeous legs and feet are evident in them.Both sexes look alike and the juvenile has brownish-black throat and yellowish-white underparts. In the summer, great tits primarily adopt an insectivorous diet, nourishing themselves with insects and spiders that they capture through foliage gleaning. Among the larger invertebrate prey they consume are cockroaches, grasshoppers, crickets, lacewings, earwigs, bugs (Hemiptera), ants, flies (Diptera), caddis flies, beetles, scorpion flies, harvestmen, bees, wasps, as well as snails and woodlice.[10] When it's breeding season, the tits have a preference for providing their young with protein-rich caterpillars
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jack Berteau(www.xeno-canto.org/Jack Berteau), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.