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Bird of the Month - Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit. Photograph by Allan Drewitt
Aegithalos caudatus
330 thousand Territories in 2009
8 years 8 months 5 days (Recorded in 2004)
Woodland, woodland edge
Mostly arthropods, esp bugs and eggs, larvae of butterflies/moths
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Drawing on data from a number of schemes including the Breeding Bird Survey, Nest Record Scheme and Ringing Scheme, this annual report reveals which species are decreasing in numbers, which are booming and how breeding succes is changing over time.

BirdTrends now includes trends across habitats.

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Sparrowhawk. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes

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