- Cyanistes cyanus
Includes: Yellow-breasted Tit
12-13 cm (4¾-5 in)
- White head
- Dark line through eye
- Blue upperparts with white wing bars
- White tail corners
Europe and Asia
Eastern Europe: Scandinavia: Finland. Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Yugoslavia, Romania, Ukraine
Asia: Russia, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Pakistan
There are 8 subspecies in two groups:
- Azure Tit
- C. c. cyanus:
- C. c. hyperrhiphaeus:
- C. c. koktalensis:
- Lowlands of south-eastern Kazakstan (south of Lake Balkhash)
- C. c. tianschanicus:
- C. c. yenisseensis:
- Yellow-breasted Tit
- C. c. carruthersi:
- Western Pamir Mountains to Fergana basin and eastern Alayskiy Mountains
- C. c. flavipectus:
- C. c. berezowskii:
- North-central China (east Qinghai south of Kokonor on Upper Hwang Ho)
Marshes, scrub and mixed woodlands and temperate and sub-arctic regions.
The diet includes insects and seeds.
Up to 10 eggs are laid in a tree hole.
Call: dee, dee, dee or a scolding churr.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Azure Tit. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 23 September 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Azure_Tit
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.