A bird with a prey in its beak.

A bird with a prey in its beak.
Species: Sooty Tit   Aegithalos fuliginosus
Author: John and Jemi Holmes
Added to IBC: 1 Oct 2012 - 00:53
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Published in HBW Volume 13 on page 85.
Original HBW caption:
The long-tailed tits are arboreal birds, foraging from the shrub layer to the canopy, but rarely venturing down to the ground. They adeptly glean prey items from the surface of twigs, leaves and buds. On occasion, they may hover or even flycatch, but it is more usual to see these acrobatic passerines hang upside down from a branch, clinging on with a single foot. This Sooty Tit has just taken a prey item while foraging in the upper branches of a small tree. Like its congeners, it usually forages in flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes in tandem with other woodland passerines.

Citation

John and Jemi Holmes, IBC948061. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/948061.

Extended version
John and Jemi Holmes, IBC948061. Photo of Sooty Tit Aegithalos fuliginosus at Wanglang Nature Reserve, China (Northern). Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/948061.

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