Friday, 26 November 2010

More on Strange Great Tits

I have received some more photographs of the white and yellow Great Tit from France.  According to my friend Barry Stewart this bird may have plumage characteristics of a condition known as xanthochroism/xanthochromism which is generally associated with yellow dominating overall colours.



Also whilst at Minsmere on Thursday I photographed a Great Tit with an enormous growth on one side of its face.  The bird acted normally and looked lively eventually flying off.  Any ideas what it is or what caused it? It looked awful and I certainly would not like one.



Returned home to Wales this evening having battled through a dreadful blizzard.

1 comment:

  1. I too had a great tit in my mid suffolk garden last week with an identical growth just under and to one side of its chin. The bird was feeding and behaving normally but the growth was grotesque

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