Can you tell a male Blue Tit from a female?

Jim Hurley - Nature Trail

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

I don't know how to tell a male Blue Tit from a female Blue Tit.

I remember reading that the female does most of the brooding or sitting on their clutch of eggs while they hatch, and that her partner feeds her as she broods.

In theory, that information should allow closer examination of the plumage of the two sexes but in practice opportunities to observe a pair interacting in such a way in the wild are pretty...
source: Wexford People

2019-02-16 02:25
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