Bearded Tit

The Bearded Reedling is a species of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate other than eruptive or cold weather movements. It is vulnerable to hard winters, which may kill many birds.

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The Bearded Tit is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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Bearded tit numbers recorded in East Anglia during the 1991 breeding season were remarkably low. The combined total at the four principal Suffolk localities was two dozen pairs. In the Norfolk Broads stronghold only 20 pairs are estimated together with a further 35 pairs at Cley and Titchwell. On occasion, severe frosts, biting easterly winds and snowfall can result in winter casualties. During the summer of 1990, Norfolk claimed a total of at least 80 pairs. More

Bearded Tits can be heard calling How to identify: Unmistakeable Where: Found in large reedbeds in south and eastern England and in the north west of England. More

The RSPBSluice at RSPB Minsmere reserveMale bearded tit perching on PhragmitesStaff and volunteers setting up nestboxes for bearded tit in reedbed at Minsmere RSPB reserve * A * B * C * D * E * F * G * H * I * J More

'Albino' Bearded tit spotted in Lancashire. = 08/06/2006 00:00:00 November 2006. Wildlife experts have been amazed by the sighting of a partially albino bearded tit at the RSPB’s Leighton Moss nature reserve in Lancashire. It’s the first time that a white one has been seen at the nature reserve, or possibly anywhere in the world. Albino Bearded tit. © John Wright. Bearded tits are normally brown and black and the males have ‘moustaches’ and grey heads. More

The Bearded Tit, Panurus biarmicus, is a small passerine bird. It is also frequently known as the Bearded Reedling, since it is a member of the parrotbill family of birds rather than a true tit in the family Paridae. Although the parrotbills and their relatives, the Old World babblers are otherwise confined to warm climates, the Bearded Tit is a species of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate other than eruptive or cold weather movements. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Bearded Tit is classed as Local: generally fairly regular or common species that a 'county lister' or a birding beginner might be interested in going to see. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

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Bearded tits thriving in Lancashire. = 15/01/2007 00:00:00 news/bearded-titOne of the UK’s rarest birds is making a comeback at RSPB Leighton Moss in Lancashire, with the help of a few handfuls of grit and some wigwams. Bearded tits nest in the reedbed at the reserve near Carnforth. The birds are only found in reedbeds, where they nest among the reed stems and feed on reed seeds and reedbed insects. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Panurus
Species : biarmicus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)