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Tits Paridae et al. (5)

(Banner Photo: Blue Tit (above) and Great Tit (below) by Jim Wilson)

Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
Common resident. Summer Distribution Winter Distribution

Great Tit Parus major
Common resident. Summer Distribution Winter Distribution

Coal Tit Parus ater
Common resident. Birds not of Irish race are rare vagrants. Summer Distribution Winter Distribution

Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus
Very Rare. Has bred in the past.
There are five county records involving 14 birds up to the end of 2013.

1982 Ballycotton, an adult on the 27th January.
1981 Ballymacoda, a male on the 15 April.
1981 Ballycotton, a male from the 11th to the 28th January.
1980 Ballycotton, three males and two females from the 28th September with sightings of singles to end of 1980.
1979 Ballycotton, six from the 28th October to early November.

Distribution: a widespread but very patchily distributed resident across much of Europe, which accounts for less than half of its global range. Breeds in the UK. (Birdlife international)

Long-tailed Tit aegithalus caudatus
Common resident. Summer Distribution Winter Distribution