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bearded tit

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Definition of bearded tit in English:

noun

A small long-tailed Eurasian songbird of the parrotbill family, the male of which has dark markings resembling a moustache, frequenting reed beds. Also called reedling.
  • Panurus biarmicus, family Panuridae (or Paradoxornithidae); formerly placed in the tit family
Example sentences
  • By July, the activities here of young bearded tits and buntings and their busy parents may reveal their hiding places.
  • Within a dozen years, however, what appeared to be a miracle occurred and more bearded tits were breeding in Britain than had been recorded for more than a century.
  • Public viewing hides at the reserve and on the shores of the Bay offer glimpses of the rare bearded tit and bittern.

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