Many have chosen birdwatching as their hobby because the vast diversity of this animal class never fails to blow your mind. Even if you haven’t yet, this specific species will surely compel you to get involved in the party.

The Bearded reedling, oftentimes called the Bearded tit, is the solitary species that belong to the family Panuridae, in honor of its long exceeding tail. Zoologists have placed this unique songbird in this monotypic family after frequently changing its family as no other species seem to be particularly related to it.

 

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This cute little birdie is orange-brown and have a small orange-yellow parrot-bill. They are approximately 16.5 inches.

male round bearded reedling

Doing splits on branches is how they enjoy rest time.

 

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Bearded reedling doing splits

Males of this sexually dimorphic species are distinguishable by the black moustache-like markings that go from eyes up to the bill and black lower tail coverts. They also have a gingerish-brown overall with a bluish-grey head.

male-beaded-reedling

 

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Females are paler and do not own a mustache.

They are most commonly seen in lands consisting of marshes or swamps. Although they are vulnerable to hard freezing winters which annually kills many birds, they are not known for migration. It prefers to have their home in reed beds by lakes or swamps.

 

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