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Poecile palustris

Conservation Status (RED)

Despite its name, the marsh tit actually lives in woodland and parks in England and Wales. It is very similar to the willow tit. There are a few features which help distinguish marsh and willow tit: marsh tit have a glossier black cap and a neater bib under the chin; they have a pale 'cutting' edge to their beaks which can be seen up close; and they produce a 'pitchoo' call, which sounds a bit like a sneeze.

The Marsh Tit has been in decline in recent years and was added to the Red list in 2022

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