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Blue-bunnet (male)
The crys o a blue-bunnet
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Faimily: Paridae
Genus: Cyanistes
Species: C. caeruleus
Binomial name
Cyanistes caeruleus
     Blue-bunnet range     African blue tit range

Parus caeruleus Linnaeus, 1758

Cyanistes caeruleus caeruleus

The blue-bunnet (Cyanistes caeruleus,[2] kent as blue kaip or ox-ee an aw) is a smaw passerine bird in the tit faimily Paridae. The bird is easily recognisable bi its blue an yellae plumage an its size.

Vlue-bunnets, uisually resident an non-migratory birds, are widespreid and a common resident breeder ootthrou temperate an subarctic Europe an wastren Asie in deciduous or mixed widlands wi a heich proportion o aik. Thay uisually nest in tree holes, awtho thay easily adapt tae nest boxes whaur necessar. Thair main rival for nests an in the sairch for fuid is the lairger an mair common big ox-ee.

The blue-bunnet prefers insects an speeders for its diet. Ootside the breedin saison, thay an aw eat seeds an ither vegetable-based fuids. The birds are famed for thair skill, as thay can cling tae the ootermaist brainches an hang upside doun whan leukin for fuid.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2014). "Parus caeruleus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T22711944A62549918. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-2.RLTS.T22711944A62549918.en. Archived frae the original on 5 December 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  2. Gill, Frank; Wright, Minturn (2006). Birds of the World: Recommended English Names (1st ed.). Princeton University Press. pp. ix, 259. ISBN 0-691-12827-8.