(Parus palustris, Linn.—La Mésange de marais, Buff.)
LENGTH somewhat short of five inches. Bill black; the whole crown of the head, and part of the neck behind, deep black; a broad streak, of a yellowish white, passes from the beak, underneath the eye, backwards; throat black; breast, belly, and sides dirty white; back ash grey; quill feathers dusky, with pale edges: tail dusky; legs dark lead grey.
The Marsh Titmouse is said to be fond of wasps, bees, and other insects, and to lay up a little store of seeds against a season of want. It frequents marshy places, whence it derives its name. Its manners are similar to those of the Coal Titmouse, and it is equally prolific.
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