The European Crested Tit (Lophophanes) belongs to the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder in coniferous forests throughout central and northern Europe and in deciduous woodland in France and the Iberian Peninsula.
In Great Britain, it is chiefly restricted to ancient pinewoods in Scotland, and seldom strays far from its haunts. It is characterised by its erectile crest, and its distinctive gorget and collar.
It makes a nest in a hole in rotting stumps. The Crested tit feeds on insects and seeds. It lives in pairs, and in winter it will join flocks with other species. It can be seen in the Glenfeshie woodlands.