Definition of long-tailed tit in English:

long-tailed tit

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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
    More 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.

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