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Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Cyanistes caeruleus (Blue tit) - may also be named Parus caeruleus Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Synonyms: Parus caeruleus

The blue tit one of the most attractive UK resident garden birds with its colourful mix of blue, yellow, white and green. A small bird about 11cm long.

Seen all teat round and feed on insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts.

This species was first described by Linnaeus in 1758 as Parus caeruleus. Most authorities retain Cyanistes as a subgenus of Parus, but the British Ornithologists' Union treats Cyanistes as a distinct genus.

Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Cyanistes - (Parus*)
Species: C. caeruleus

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