Like all tits it is a cavity nester, usually nesting in a hole in a tree.
A study of a found 1,349 articles relating to Parus major for the period between 1969 and 2002.
It is found in southern , , and far north of and.
Introduced Birds of the World: The worldwide history, distribution and influence of birds introduced to new environments.
In dense forests, including it prefers forest clearings.
Birds were later introduced to the in what is now in 1960—61 and became established, although their present status is unclear.