Marsh Tit

Poecile palustris

Marsh Tit

Family:

Tits

Length:

11.5cm

Wingspan:

18cm to 19.5cm

Weight:

10g to 13g

About the Marsh Tit

The marsh tit is a small member of the tit family, that is predominately brown with a black cap, dark bib and pale belly.

It's quite a hard species to identify as the willow tit is very similar in appearance. They're that alike, that it wasn't until 1897 that ornithologists realised that they were two different species!

What does a Marsh Tit eat?

Their diets consist of insects and seeds.

Interestingly, if a marsh tit finds a good supply of food - like from a garden feeder - they are known to hoard seeds, by burying them to hide and save for a rainy day.

Their hippocampus - which is the part of the brain that specialises in memory - is bigger than a great tits, which makes them better at remembering things.

Other birds in the Tits family