The bearded tit is a Schedule 1 species. They are brown, long-tailed birds, usually seen flying rapidly across the top of a reedbed. Males have black 'moustaches' rather than 'beards'.
They are sociable and noisy, their 'ping' calls often being the first clue to their presence.
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