Bearded reedling (Panurus biarmicus)

usatay sinicaBearded tit (lat. Panurus biarmicus) – Europe’s only species of the family Parrotbill or sutorovyh (Paradoxornithidae). The only member of the genus bearded tit (Panurus).

Its length is from 14 to 15.5 cm. Plumage light yellow-brown. Sexually mature male has a bright bluish-gray color of the head with a long black “beard” and a white throat (which is why a number of sources, these birds are called borodyatkami or bearded tits). Bottom tail feathers are white. In adult females head in front of beige and brown, without black “beard”. Off-white throat and tail feathers from the bottom beige. Young birds resemble the adult female, have, nevertheless, a black coat and black middle area in the tail. Their plumage is rather yellow-beige.