lizbrownlee – poet

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Y is for Yellow Tit

This wonderful photo of the yellow tit was taken by John&Fish.

John&Fish

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Yellow Tit

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A small bird

with soaring crest

black top,

lemon breast,

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some birds lift hearts

this is one,

sings a song

shines the sun.

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.© Liz Brownlee

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This little bird is found in the central mountain ranges of Taiwan, living on insects it finds in the coniferous and broadleaf forests.

It is thought that it may always have been uncommon, but it is the victim of being caught in nets for the pet trade, and unfortunately felling of its forests have further reduced the population.

Luckily parts of its habitat are now in protected nature reserves and wildlife parks.

It is classified by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals and Birdlife International as Near Threatened.

Here it is showing its crest, taken again by John&Fish, and below that, a little video of its lovely song.

JohnandFish yellow tit

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I can hardly believe that tomorrow is the end of the A-Z! I’m going to miss it. If you’d like to blog hop to another A-Z Challenge blog, please click on the logo in the right-hand column!

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Information from:

Wikipedia.

Birdlife International.

Birding in Taiwan.

IUCN Red List for Threatened Species.

Image by John&Fish, shown here by Creative Commons License.

Prose and Poem © Liz Brownlee, all rights reserved, not to be used in any manner whatsoever without the permission of the author.

28 Comments

  1. That beautiful photograph 😍

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    • Isn’t it gorgeous? And there are so few of them! I’m very grateful to the photographer for allowing use of the photo!

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  2. What a beautiful little song bird. I’m glad they finally have land that is protected

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  3. That bird is just adorable!! And your lovely lovely poem make it more beautiful. ❤

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  4. Sweet little bird – and a poem the same shape. Well done, Liz.

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  5. Glorious little bird, Liz and a beautiful poem to accompany it.

    The challenge has been quite an experience – it will seem strange to go back to my usual weekly posts!

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. It is always grand to see folk writing poetry in the A to Z. I cant remember if this is the second or third time I have gone down that route. That little bird is certainly dramatic compared to the British tits we get in our garden, but then maybe it is a case of what you are used to seeing.

    Well done with the poetry my own is somewhat different and a bit mad so something of an acquired. And many thanks for calling by at my humble little blog to leave a comment. Just Z to go now so it really is time to relax, although having said that I try to post something most days and we well no doubt have the traditional reflections post in May.

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    • Hi Rob, nice to see else someone from Britain! I enjoy a bit of madness now and again.

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  7. Your words compliment the gorgeous picture perfectly. A lovely piece indeed.

    My A-Z story features 5 neglected Y words

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  8. This little bird is adorable. I love when the animals range is in the protected areas 🙂

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    • Me, too1 Gives a lift to the heart, doesn’t it! Trouble is they are such small areas, with not much genetic diversity and one good disease could wipe the all out.

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      • 😦 That’s really sad. They are so beautiful.

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  9. My husband loves birds. I like them, but he is always building birdhouses and feeding them and looking up when he sees a new one. I’ll have to show him this.

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  10. Oh yes, I see what you mean about it looking like the one I had on my blog! That yellow color is striking, isn’t it? 🙂

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  11. Thanks for swinging by Unibookworm and I too can’t believe the challenge is over XD. Such a pretty cute bird and love the poem! 😉

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    • Thank you so much! It was a pleasure swinging by.

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  12. cute poem for the cute birdie 🙂

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  13. In my own words

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog through the A2Z Challenge. I’m following you now, so I can keep up-to-date with your poetry/writing. Have a great weekend!

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    • Hello, thank you so much for following, I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed the animals and poems!

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