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African Blue Tit

African Blue Tit - Adult

» Coast of El Sauzal, Tenerife
Country image taken
» Canary Islands
» April, 2013
» Pentax K-m with zoom Tamron 70-300 mm
Bird Species
»Cyanistes teneriffae - African Blue Tit
Bird Species (French)
»Mésange bleue
Bird Family
Bird Status
» Least Concern
» Treated by some authorities as African Blue Tit, Cyanistes teneriffae. This bird belongs to the subspecies Cyanistes teneriffae teneriffae, endemic from the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera, where it is common. It was breeding in one of the crevices of a stone wall, very close to the coast. The bird in the image is carrying several small larvae of Lepidoptera.