Coal Tit
Periparus ater

f4 @ 1/250s, ISO: 2500, Nikon D300S w 500mm


"Coal Tit," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The coal tit is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate to subtropical Eurasia and northern Africa. The black-crested tit is now usually included in this species. The coal tit is 1011.5 cm in length, and has a distinctive large white nape spot on its black head. The head, throat and neck of the adult are glossy blue-black, setting off the off-white sides of the face (tinged grey to yellow depending on subspecies) and the brilliant white nape; the white tips of the wing coverts appear as two wingbars. The underparts are whitish shading through buff to rufous on the flanks. The bill is black, the legs lead-colored, and irides dark brown.
Flatanger, Norway
 
11/01/2011