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Lophophanes cristatus (European Crested Tit)

Wikipedia Abstract

The European crested tit, or simply crested tit (Lophophanes cristatus) (formerly Parus cristatus), is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder in coniferous forests throughout central and northern Europe and in deciduous woodland in France and the Iberian peninsula. In Great Britain, it is chiefly restricted to the ancient pinewoods of Inverness and Strathspey in Scotland, and seldom strays far from its haunts. A few vagrant crested tits have been seen in England. It is resident, and most individuals do not migrate.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
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Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.63659
EDGE Score: 2.3643


Adult Weight [1]  11 grams
Birth Weight [2]  1.3 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Clutch Size [2]  7
Incubation [3]  14 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  12 years
Wing Span [3]  7 inches (.18 m)

Protected Areas

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Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Aegolius funereus (Boreal Owl)[4]
Dendrocopos major (Great Spotted Woodpecker)[4]
Strix aluco (Tawny Owl)[4]


Parasitized by 
Ceratophyllus gallinae (European chicken flea)[6]
Leucochloridium macrostoma <Unverified Name>[7]

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3British Trust for Ornithology
4Ecology of Commanster
5Recruitment of a Mast-Fruiting, Bird-Dispersed Tree: Bridging Frugivore Activity and Seedling Establishment, Carlos M. Herrera, Pedro Jordano, Luis López-Soria, Juan A. Amat, Ecological Monographs, 64(3), 1994, pp. 315-344
6International Flea Database
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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