Monday, May 04, 2015

Crested Tit

Photographed last month in Abernethy Forest, Scotland. In Scotland, the crested tit is confined to Caledonian pine forest remnants and pine plantations in Easter Ross, the Beauly catchment (which includes Glen Affric), Strathspey and the Moray Firth coast. It is missing from some of the ancient pinewood remnants, including those on Deeside and at Rannoch, but the reasons for this are not clear, as suitable habitat exists there. The poor dispersal ability of the species has been suggested as one possible reason for this - the geographical isolation of the forest fragments has resulted in large gaps of treeless ground which the birds are unable to cross in sufficient numbers.

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  1. Beautifully caught. I was wondering about their distrubution when there seem to be patches of suitable habitat; has similar been noted with them in other countries?

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