Bearded Tit

Name: Bearded Tit

Scientific name: Panurus biarmicus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 80

What are nature stars?

About: A small 'tit' with a very long tail, about 15cm long. Bearded Tits are birds of large reedbeds where they feed on insects and reed seeds. They build a nest low down among the reeds, often amongst piles of dead reed stems. Bearded Tits can be heard calling with a nasal 'ting' or 'ping' call as they fly about the reeds.

How to identify: Unmistakeable

Where: Found in large reedbeds in south and eastern England and in the north west of England.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 90
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: The Bearded Tit is also known as Bearded Reedling, and is not actually a tit at all but the only British member of a family of Asian birds called Parrotbills.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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