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Parus major - Great Tit

Phylum: Chordata - Class: Aves - Order: Passeriformes - Family: Paridae

Parus major, Great Tit

Picture courtesy of Rob Petley-Jones

This is the largest of the tits and a very common garden visitor, only rarely seen feeding on the ground. Great Tits are resident in Britain throughout the year, and you will generally see them with other members of the tit family.

Great Tit, CCW picture

Picture courtesy of the Countryside Council for Wales

Great Tits roost in holes in trees and most of their food takes the form of grubs and insects that live in trees, bushes and hedgerows.