Blue Tit

Parus caeruleus

(P. c. satunini)

Armenian Name: Երկնագույն երաշտահավ
Blue Tit

See Plate 52 for Blue Tit and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Common
Length:11.5 cm, Wing Span:17.5-20 cm
Distribution Map: Map 300.
Description: Brightly colored plumage.
Adult: Blue crown, bold black and white face pattern.
Juvenile: Dull green crown and back; yellow forehead, supercilium, and lower face.
Similar Species: Differs from Great Tit by blue crown and plain yellow underparts.
Behavior: Gregarious outside the breeding season.
Habitat: Deciduous forest, parks, orchards; river gorges and semidesert scrub in winter.
Food: Invertebrates, seeds.
Nest: Cup of dry plants and moss in cavity of tree, wall, or nest box.
Eggs: 16 mm, 2-9, white, red-brown spots.