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Favorite Images of Bearded Reedlings

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A list of my favorite images of bearded reedlings.


The bearded reedling (Panurus biarmicus) is a small, sexually dimorphic reed-bed passerine bird. It is frequently known as the bearded parrotbill or the bearded tit, due to some similarities to the long-tailed tit.

This is a small orange-brown bird, L 16.5 cm, with a long tail and an undulating flight. The bill is yellow-orange. The male has a grey head and black moustaches (not a beard); the lower tail coverts are also black. The female is generally paler with no black. Flocks often betray their presence in a reedbed by their characteristic "ping" call.

This species is a wetland specialist, breeding colonially in large reed beds by lakes or swamps. It eats reed aphids in summer and reed seeds in winter, its digestive system changing to cope with the very different seasonal diets.

The bearded reedling is a species of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident and most birds do not migrate other than eruptive or cold weather movements. In Ireland a handful of pairs breed in County Wexford.

The largest single population in Great Britain is to be found in the reedbeds at the mouth of the River Tay in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, where there may be in excess of 250 pairs.

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