Parus major Linnaeus 1758 (Family Paridae)


Male

Female

Young

Resident Nester; Territory: 4000m²-3ha;
Length: 14cm; Wingspan: 22.5-25.5cm; Weight: Male 15.5-22.1g, Female 14-22g;
3-18 Eggs: April - June (12-15 Days); Young: May - July (16-22 Days);
Moult: June - September

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Beech Forest
Nest:
Existing Tree Cavity

Existing Dead Wood Cavity
Principal Food:
Coleoptera

Hemiptera

Lepidoptera

Hymenoptera

Diptera Larvae

Araneae

Gastropoda

Oxalis acetosella

Violaceae

Fagaceae

Corylus avellana
Parasites:
Protocalliphora azurea Larva
Predators: Aegolius funereus Strix aluco
Dendrocopos major


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