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Cyprus Coal Tit

Periparus ater cypriotes
COAL TIT

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Lars Lachmann, Xeno-canto

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Key information: The Cyprus Coal Tit is a tiny bird which can be seen flying from pine branch to pine branch, looking for insects. It nests in holes in trees, walls or rocks. It is the most common forest bird in Cyprus and it is very chatty. Coal Tit chicks are very curious and are not afraid to approach a human. It belongs to the same family as the Great Tit.

Length: 10 – 11,5 cm

Habitat: Mountains and forests

When they can be seen: All year round

What they eat: Invertebrates

In Cyprus: Can be seen in Troodos, Paphos and Machairas Forests

Status: Resident breeder

Illustration by Paschalis Dougalis

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