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  1. I was just writing a comment that this looks like a willow tit - Poecile montanus. It seems to have paler wings.
    http://www.birdwatch.co.uk/categories/articleitem.asp?cate=23&topic=119&item=486
    Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
    1. Hey, WildFlower, this is a great comparison chart. I browsed the net but didn't manage to find such. I decided it is a Marsh Tit based on the distribution maps shown in the Bulgarian book The birds on the Balkan peninsula - Birds identifier. I captured it near the Topolnitza dam, which looks to be outside the aerial of P.montanus. But the maps are too small and hence not too accurate. So I consider you are right.
      Thanks again.
      Posted 5 years ago

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The willow tit is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and northern Asia. It is more of a conifer specialist than the closely related marsh tit, which explains it breeding much further north. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate.

In the east of its range it is much paler than marsh tit, but as one goes west the various races become increasingly similar, so much so that it was not recognised.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Oct 14, 2014. Captured Oct 11, 2014 10:17 in Unnamed Road, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1600
  • 280mm