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Old Friday 26th December 2014, 11:44   #1
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Great v Coal Tit

Photo 1 taken in 2010 and photo 2 taken in 2014. Both in the south of Ireland. Are they Great Tits or Coal Tits. All assistance appreciated.
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Great. Coal Tit has 2 wing bars.
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Old Friday 26th December 2014, 12:02   #3
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Many thanks for your speedy response Valéry.
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Great. Coal Tit has 2 wing bars.
And no black stripe on the belly.
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And aren't yellow underneath
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Old Friday 26th December 2014, 15:11   #6
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Based on the responses, am I correct in assuming that this is also a Great Tit ?
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Nope, those are/that is coal tit with the white on the back of the head and 2 wing bars showing. Also, much smaller than great tits.
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The shape of the white neck stripe is different between the two species

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