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As an American my information is second-hand, but didn't Blue Tits teach one another how to open milk bottles, back in the 1960s, a phenomenon taken for a mark of culturally transmitted learning? User:Wetman

quite right - I'll add that if you haven't already jim
Wasn't it Great Tit? "In England, Great Tits learned to break open the foil caps sealing bottles of milk that had been delivered to homes to get at the cream floating on top." --Akumiszcza 08:03, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Different sexes are different colors in the ultraviolet spectrum[edit]

Interesting paper [1] (PDF) which sets out to show that the different sexes of blue tit are actually different colours, if you can see in the UV part of the spectrum as these birds apparently can. Also, females may choose their mate based on the intensity of the male's crown, in UV [2]. These would make good additions to the article if someone has the time to go through the papers in detail. Richard W.M. Jones 19:18, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Spain[edit]

Why Spain? Euchiasmus 14:15, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Comment from Sam Willacy[edit]

Hi my name is Sam Willacy.

I have a blue tit nesting in a nest box just outside my window. It is great fun watching it make the nest. -- 16:33, 9 April 2007


There are far, far too many images in this article. The one at the bottom is incorrectly placed, and the caption attributes the author. We do that on the image page. The gallery is unneeded- showing what they look like from different angles (and in flight) are good, and images to display habits (feeding, nesting) are great, but all these images add nothing to the article. J Milburn 17:11, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Agree - all are on the relevant commons page. There is a commons link anyway. I will remove the gallery and individual images may be readded to the appropriate text when written. cheers, Casliber | talk | contribs 10:54, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Blue Tits[edit]

I saw a perfect example of a Blue Tit going from hanging basket to basket looking for insects. The only reference to range shows Europe only. Are there blue Tits in North Florida or is it another bird altogether. Jim174.131.84.190 (talk) 14:31, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

definitely no Blue Tits in North America. You might have seen the related Tufted Titmouse, although it's not blue and yellow. Alternatively, you may have seem a warbler with those colours, such as Yellow-throated Warbler Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:57, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Eurasian or European blue tit ?[edit]

Why is this bird more commonly known as "Eurasian blue tit" rather than "European blue tit" ? It only occurs as far as the Ural Mountains and south of the Caspian Sea. --Couiros22 (talk) 15:05, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Size of blue tit's bill[edit]

I have heard on the radio that the blue tit's bill has increased in size (albeit only by a small margin). If anybody knows about this and knows some reliable sources, it could go in the article. Vorbee (talk) 17:20, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Agree. Someone should have a look and see what links there are, and it can be looked at from there. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 18:14, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

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Eurasian blue tit
The Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small passerine bird in the tit family. Easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage and small size, the species is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia. It feeds primarily on insects and spiders, but may consume seeds and other vegetable-based foods outside of the breeding season.Photograph: Francis Franklin