Eurasian Blue Tit

Cyanistes caeruleus - Mésange bleue

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Paridés

  • Genus
    :

    Cyanistes

  • Species
    :

    caeruleus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 12 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 12 à 14 cm.
  • Weight
    : 9 à 12 g
Longevity

15 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a species of bird in the Paridae family.

Subspecific information 9 Subspecies

  • Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus (British Isles)
  • Cyanistes caeruleus caeruleus (n, c and e Europe to w and n Asia Minor)
  • Cyanistes caeruleus balearicus (Mallorca)
  • Cyanistes caeruleus ogliastrae (Iberian Pen., Corsica and Sardinia)
  • Cyanistes caeruleus calamensis (s Greece, Cyclades, Crete and Rhodes)
  • Cyanistes caeruleus orientalis (se European Russia)
  • Cyanistes caeruleus satunini (Crimean Pen., Caucasus, e Turkey and nw Iran)
  • Cyanistes caeruleus raddei (n Iran)
  • Cyanistes caeruleus persicus (sw Iran)

Foreign names

  • Mésange bleue,
  • Herrerillo común,
  • Chapim-azul,
  • Blaumeise,
  • Kék cinege,
  • Pimpelmees,
  • Cinciarella europea,
  • Blåmes,
  • Blåmeis,
  • sýkorka belasá,
  • sýkora modřinka,
  • Blåmejse,
  • sinitiainen,
  • mallerenga blava eurasiàtica,
  • Blámeisa,
  • modraszka (zwyczajna),
  • zilzīlīte,
  • plavček,
  • Лазоревка,
  • アオガラ,
  • 青山雀,
  • 歐亞藍山雀,

Voice song and cries

Mésange bleue
adult

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Desert : Hot ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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