Small bird (approx 12 cm or 4.5 in) unmistakable thanks to its small crest of black and white feathers. Face with black bands and black tie that extends as a necklace. Its face plumage is light and pale, dark brown in the dorsal area and cinnamon grey in the ventral zone.
Forest bird that prefers pine woods although it is also present in cork, holm and Portuguese oak woods.
Resident all year round in Malaga. It breeds at the beginning of April and makes two annual layings of 5 to 8 eggs. Nest in tree cavities. Insectivore, catching small insects in the treetops, but also consuming pine seeds and other shrubs.
Usual bird in the forest masses of the Great Path. It can be watched, for example, in stages 5, 6, 8, 17, 20, 31 and 33.
European crested tits are treetop birds, which often mix in small groups with coal tits and kinglets. They create small pantries in hollows of the branches in which they store seeds and insects.
- Altos de Hondonero
- Camino de la Fuenfría
- Cañada del Cuerno - Puerto de los Pilones
- Cerro Alaminos
- El Alcázar - La Maroma
- El Chorro (Paraje Natural del Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes)
- Fuente de los 100 Caños
- Fuente del Acebuche
- GR 249. Stage 05. Nerja - Frigiliana
- GR 249. Stage 06. Frigiliana - Cómpeta
- GR 249. Stage 07. Cómpeta - Canillas de Aceituno
- GR 249. Stage 08. Canillas de Aceituno - Periana
- GR 249. Stage 20. Embalses del Guadalhorce - Estación de El Chorro (Álora)
- GR 249. Stage 30. Estepona - Marbella
- GR 249. Stage 31. Marbella - Ojén
- GR 249. Stage 33. Mijas - Benalmádena
- GR 249. Stage 34. Benalmádena - Alhaurín de la Torre
- Hoz de Marín
- Montes de Malaga Natural Park
- Quejigales - Puerto de Los Pilones
- Refugio de Juanar
- Río Guadalmina
- Río Jorox
- Valley of Genal River