Great tit / Kohlmeise

The great tit is large for a tit at 12.5 to 14.0 cm in length, and has a distinctive appearance that makes it easy to recognize. The breast is bright lemon-yellow and there is a broad black mid-line stripe running from the bib to vent. The great tit is, like other tits, a vocal bird, and has up to 40 types of calls and songs. The calls are generally the same between the sexes, but the male is much more vocal and the female rarely calls. Soft single notes such as "pit", "spick", or "chit" are used as contact calls. A loud "tink" is used by adult males as an alarm or in territorial disputes.