The great tit, Parus major, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is found throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central and Northern Asia, and parts of North Africa. Most great tits do not migrate except in places with harsh winters.
The great tit has a black head and throat. The back is olive-green and the stomach is yellow. It has a white spot on its cheek. The great tit is 12.5-14.0 cm long and weighs 16-21 grams. It is a song bird, and has up to 40 kinds of songs and sounds.
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- Nowakowski, Jarosław K. (2001). "Speed and synchronization of autumn migration of the Great Tit (Parus major) along the eastern and the southern Baltic coast.". The Ring 23 (1): 55–71. http://kabli.nigula.ee/bib/nowa.pdf.