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Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus L 14cm. Delightful, long-tailed bird with an almost spherical body. Seen in acrobatic flocks. Sexes are similar. Adult looks overall black and white but note pinkish chestnut patch on shoulders and whitish feather fringes on otherwise black back and wings. Head is mainly whitish with black band above eye; underparts are whitish, suffused pink on flanks and belly. Bill is dark, short and stubby. Juvenile is similar but duller and darker. Voice Utters rattling tsrrr contact call and thin tsee-tsee-tsee. Soft, twittering song is easily missed. Status Common resident of deciduous woodland, scrub and heathland fringes.