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Periparus ater

Conservation Status (GREEN)

The Coal Tit is not the most colourful member of the Tit family and is notoriously difficult to photograph due to their speed and reluctance to stay on a perch for more than a second. It has a distinctive grey back, black cap, and white patch at the back of its neck. Its smaller, more slender bill than blue or great tits means it can feed more successfully in conifers. A regular visitor to most feeders, they will take and store food for eating later.

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