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Old Wednesday 4th December 2013, 12:40   #1
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Tit ID - Algeria

Hi,

I found and photographed this tit (female and the nestlings) in a nestbox during the breeding season (May 2013) in the northeast of Algeria.

It has been suggested that it could be african bleu tit, I would appreciate having your opinions.


Thank you.
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Old Wednesday 4th December 2013, 15:04   #2
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Hi,

I found and photographed this tit (female and the nestlings) in a nestbox during the breeding season (May 2013) in the northeast of Algeria.

It has been suggested that it could be african bleu tit, I would appreciate having your opinions.


Thank you.
Yes, it looks like it to me, subspecies ultramarinus is the one you'll have in Algeria I believe.

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Welcome to Birdforum Chloris. I agree, African Blue Tit.

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I'm not sure what the official line on this is, but can we call it Ultramarine tit please - if only just for me! A much better sounding, and very appropriate name for a brilliant and distinctive little bird...
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Old Thursday 5th December 2013, 12:42   #5
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I'm not sure what the official line on this is, but can we call it Ultramarine tit please - if only just for me! A much better sounding, and very appropriate name for a brilliant and distinctive little bird...
Agree with you, I found a little difference on the head when I compared it with the sub species Ultramarinus ! thank you

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