Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Marsh Tit

(Parus palustris)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 100 000 – 200 000 pairs

Distribution pattern

With a patchy distribution, covering more compactly the deciduous and mixed belt in most mountains (Rila-Rhodope Massif, Stara Planina, Sredna Gora, Vitosha, Strandzha, Rui Mountain, etc.) and the forested parts of the plains (Ludogorie, Dobrudzha), and more dispersed sites in the Danubian Plain, the Eastern Rhodopes, the Thracian Plain, the hilly areas along the Tundzha river, etc.

 

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Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population size of the species for the period 2013 – 2020 is presented –

Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from smartbirds.org.

Habitats

Breeds mainly in sparse deciduous forests with meadows, shrubs and single broad-leaved deciduous trees, sometimes in alluvial and riverine forests and brush, in mixed forests and less often in coniferous forests. It is also found in old and abandoned orchards, tree and shrub plantations, sometimes in strips of trees, shrubs and mosaics of them, and often in public parks and gardens or in other parts of settlements, especially in foothills and hilly areas with humid climates. 

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed

Threats

Not analysed