Tits and chickadees are some of the most vocal birds. In fact they are hardly ever quiet. They produce a wide variety of calls and songs for socialising and warning of potential danger. Tits are usually welcome visitors to gardens and parks, though some of the more adaptable and intelligent species have learned to break into milk bottles to steal the cream. There are around 60 species in this family of colourful woodland birds, widespread across Europe, Asia, Africa and north America.
Scientific name: Paridae
The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The following habitats are found across the Tits and chickadees distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web