Jeju Gotjawal

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) 오목눈이

by on Aug.11, 2010, under birds

Characteristics: The whole length of its body is 14cm or so. Its body is small but tail is taller than body. It is white from forehead to tail. Its black thick eyebrow line connects to back, its wings and tail are black. The bottom of chin and chest is white with opaque spots, stomach and side are white with light pink.

Ecology : It lives in the leave-broadleaf forest, a pine grove, mixed forest and copse etc. It lives in groups but male and female are lives together in breeding season. It chirps weekly ‘chiri, chiri’ continuously and moves between trees. It usually eats insects, spiders and seeds of plant etc.

Where you can see this species at Dongbaekdongsan : In Korea, it ordinarily breeds as a resident brid. Also it is observed as a resident bird all the year around. After breeding finish, it moves in groups. In Camellia garden, we can see it that moves between shrubs and bushes in the pastures and boundary areas of forest in Spring and Fall. 

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