The Marsh Tit (parus palustris) is very remarkably similar to a Willow Tit and there is often a problem with identification.Marsh Tits live in woods, parks and gardens. The preferred habitat is moist mature deciduous woodland, especially Beech and Oak, although they may be seen at a lower level among thick undergrowth looking for food. Gardens are not visited as often as Blue Tits and Great Tits.

The Marsh Tit (parus palustris) is very remarkably similar to a Willow Tit and there is often a problem with identification.Marsh Tits live in woods, parks and gardens. The preferred habitat is moist mature deciduous woodland, especially Beech and Oak, although they may be seen at a lower level among thick undergrowth looking for food. Gardens are not visited as often as Blue Tits and Great Tits.

Marsh tit on twig

Marsh tit on twig

Marsh Tit (parus palustris) Eyefore Pond, New Forest, December 2012

Marsh Tit (parus palustris) Eyefore Pond, New Forest, December 2012

Marsh Tit. A resident breeding species . Seen May 17 Westcliff

Marsh Tit. A resident breeding species . Seen May 17 Westcliff

Marsh Tit Poecile palustris by Ken Billington http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/wildfocus/featured/marsh_tit_0/

Marsh Tit Poecile palustris by Ken Billington http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/wildfocus/featured/marsh_tit_0/

Marsh and willow tits are difficult to identify on appearance alone; the races occurring in the UK (P. p. dresseri and P. m. kleinschmidti respectively) are especially hard to separate. When caught for ringing, the pale 'cutting edge' of the marsh tit's bill is a reliable criterion;otherwise, the best way to tell apart the two species is by voice. Plumage characteristics include the lack of a pale wing panel (formed by pale edges to the secondary feathers in the willow tit), the marsh tit's…

Marsh and willow tits are difficult to identify on appearance alone; the races occurring in the UK (P. p. dresseri and P. m. kleinschmidti respectively) are especially hard to separate. When caught for ringing, the pale 'cutting edge' of the marsh tit's bill is a reliable criterion;otherwise, the best way to tell apart the two species is by voice. Plumage characteristics include the lack of a pale wing panel (formed by pale edges to the secondary feathers in the willow tit), the marsh tit's…

Marsh Tit (Parus palustris) Ukraine March 2015

Marsh Tit (Parus palustris) Ukraine March 2015

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