Penduline tits


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Penduline tits are not true tits (Paridae) but are vaguely similar in appearance and share their namesakes' agile foraging habits. Their common name comes from their gourd-like nests that hang like pendulums from trees. Remizids are found in Europe, Asia and Africa, with one species (Verdin, Auriparus flaviceps) in North America. Eurasian Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus) is the only family representative found in Britain and Ireland, and then only as a vagrant.

  • Eurasian Penduline Tit - Emilia-Romagna © Paolo Caretta

  • Eurasian Penduline Tit - Kent © Ian Griffin

  • Eurasian Penduline Tit - Devon © Tony Hovell

  • Eurasian Penduline Tit - Northern Great Plain © John Hansford

  • Eurasian Penduline Tit - Castilla y León © Bruce Kendrick

  • Eurasian Penduline Tit - Castilla y León © Bruce Kendrick

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