Great Tit

Parus major - Mésange charbonnière

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Paridés

  • Genus
    :

    Parus

  • Species
    :

    major

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 14 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 23 à 26 cm.
  • Weight
    : 16 à 21 g
Longevity

15 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great Tit (Parus major) is a species of bird in the Paridae family.

Subspecific information 15 Subspecies

  • Parus major major (w, c Eurasia, n Africa)
  • Parus major newtoni (British Isles)
  • Parus major kapustini (se Kazakhstan and nw China to Mongolia and e Siberia)
  • Parus major corsus (Portugal, s Spain and Corsica)
  • Parus major mallorcae (Balearic Is.)
  • Parus major excelsus (nw Africa)
  • Parus major ecki (Sardinia)
  • Parus major aphrodite (s Italy, s Greece, the Aegean Is. and Cyprus)
  • Parus major niethammeri (Crete)
  • Parus major terraesanctae (Syria to ne Egypt)
  • Parus major karelini (se Azerbaijan and nw Iran)
  • Parus major blanfordi (n Iraq, nc and sw Iran)
  • Parus major turkestanicus (se Kazakhstan to sw Mongolia)
  • Parus major ferghanensis (Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to w China)
  • Parus major bokharensis (Turkmenistan and n Afghanistan to sc Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan)

Foreign names

  • Mésange charbonnière,
  • Carbonero común,
  • Chapim-real,
  • Kohlmeise,
  • Széncinege,
  • Большая синица,
  • 大山雀,
  • Koolmees,
  • Cinciallegra,
  • Talgoxe,
  • Kjøttmeis,
  • bogatka (zwyczajna),
  • sýkorka veľká,
  • sýkora koňadra,
  • Musvit,
  • talitiainen,
  • ,
  • シジュウカラ,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Mésange charbonnière
♂ adult

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Temperate ; Desert : Temperate ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

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