Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
African Blue Tit

African Blue Tit - Juvenile

» Barranco de Río Cabras (Puerto del Rosario), Fuerteventura
Country image taken
» Canary Islands
» June, 2015
» 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 several authorities as African Blue Tit, Cyanistes teneriffae. This bird belongs to the subspecies Cyanistes teneriffae degener, an endemic of the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, where it is scarce and very local. In any case, recent genetic studies have shown that this subspecies is almost identical to the North African form ultramarinus.