Wonderful close-up of a great tit eating a larva

Benfilm Published March 2, 2018 10 Plays

Rumble Wonderful to watch this close-up of a great tit who is searching for food and find a larva in the ground. He holds the cocoon of the larva between his claws and uses his beak to get the larva out of the cocoon. The Great Tit is one of the most common breeding birds in the Netherlands, but also throughout Europe, Central and Northern Asia and the Middle East. In the Netherlands we call him a 'Koolmees'. He is well known and also the largest titmouse of our country. He has a black head and neck with prominent white cheeks, yellow underpart and olive upperparts. He is usually nesting in a hole in a tree. She lays around twelve eggs. Both parents raise the chicks. But the mother incubates the eggs alone. Enemies of the great tit are squirrels, weasels and woodpeckers who may be raided the nests. A severe winter can occur great mortality too.

10 COMMENTS

  • JeremyandLuigi, 1 year ago

    Great video! I'll show it to our cat Jeremy, he loves watching birds on TV! :)

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    • BenW, 1 year ago

      Thanks! I'm glad your cat loves watching birds. if all cats watch my video than I have a lot of views... :-)

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      • JeremyandLuigi, 1 year ago

        Hahahahaha that sounds like a great business plan ;)

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        • BenW, 1 year ago

          Maybe I have to change the title in: All cats watch this wonderful close up of this bird on TV :-)

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  • EmotionsofAfrica, 1 year ago

    Appreciated this vid as I’m an avid birder. Funny enough here in Wilderness areas in South Africa we have the Southern Black Tit. In Afrikaans we call it Swartmees :-)

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    • BenW, 1 year ago

      So you travel a lot to watch birds? (avid birder) The name Swartmees has dutch influences. only we write 'Zwart' instead of 'Swart'. Mees is the same. :-)

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      • EmotionsofAfrica, 1 year ago

        Yeah birding has taken me to some weird and wonderful places in Africa when chasing rare species especially.Of course, with Dutch being a huge influence on the origins of our Afrikaans language. Thanks for cool vid

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  • sctech1080, 1 year ago

    So cute

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    • BenW, 1 year ago

      Thanks!

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  • SloggerVlogger, 28 weeks ago

    It always amazes me how they find all the little bit of food and pull it out f the grass. Great close up.

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