Share this entry

Share this page

long-tailed tit

Line breaks: long-tailed tit

Definition of long-tailed tit in English:

noun

A small Eurasian songbird that resembles a tit, having black, white, and pink plumage and a long slender tail, and building a domed nest.
  • Genus Aegithalos, family Aegithalidae: several species, in particular A. caudatus
Example sentences
  • Some nests in each of the study sites were protected from avian predators by cages of 6 cm wire-netting, which permits access by long-tailed tits, but not corvids.
  • In Scotland, where I work, long-tailed tits start constructing their nests as early as March, when spring still looks a lot like winter.
  • Several correspondents made reference to this habit when reporting siskins and long-tailed tits feeding on peanuts.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something