December 7, 2016 - Varied Tit (Sittiparus varius, Poecile varius, or Parus varius)
These birds are found in Taiwan, Japan, southern Korea, and northeastern China. Their diet includes a variety of seeds, insects, and spiders. They are well known for caching food, which they often use to feed chicks in the spring. Naturally curious and tame birds, they are not shy of humans and some have been trained to perform tricks, such as retrieving paper fortunes from small shrines. Their nests are built in natural tree hollows and consist of moss and other soft materials piled up in the base of the cavity. Females incubate the eggs and probably care for the chicks alone, while males bring them food.
Look. Tits are very widespread, and can be found everywhere from North America to Asia (we’ve yet to find them in South America and Australia, however - thus far, only lookalikes). Of course, they are not to be confused with their much larger cousins, the boobies. The two look nothing alike, and yet still the confusion is somehow made. Unbelievable. But I digress.
Tits are quite common in most countries, and if you really try, you can probably see many different kinds.
That being said, there are so many tits that in order to answer your question, you’re really going to have to be more specific.
Are you feeling fancy? Then you might need some Elegant Tits.
Sad? Then perhaps Sombre Tits are more your style.
Blue Tits are also an option if you’re feeling weird
And if you really can’t decide, there are, of course, Varied Tits.