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Eurasian Penduline Tit

(Remiz pendulinus)
Alternate name(s): "Penduline Tit", "European Penduline Tit"
German name(s): "Beutelmeise"

Size: 13-15 cm (incl. tail of 7-9 cm); wing span 16-17.5 cm
Weight: 8-10 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Penduline Tit at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Near-frontal view of a male Eurasian Penduline Tit; note the wide black facial mask (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Eurasian Penduline Tit; note the narrow black facial mask (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

Near-frontal view of a Eurasian Penduline Tit (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

This near-dorsal view of a female Eurasian Penduline Tit at its nest shows its brown back and upperwing coverts (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

Breeding information

Breeding season: Apr - Aug Eggs: 6 - 8 Incubation period: 13 - 14 days Fledging age: 11 - 12(?) days

The male build the "main frame" of a nest, but the nest will only be finished when/if he can attract a female.

Nest building: Male & female Incubation: Male Dependent care: Male & female

Nest

Type: Hanging basket Material: Grass, reeds, wool Height above ground: 1 - 3 m(?)

Dorsal view of a male Eurasian Penduline Tit at the entrance of its nest (photo courtesy of A. Sarok)
[Jegricka river, near Temerin, Serbia, June 2013]

Male Eurasian Penduline Tit in its almost complete nest (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

Female Eurasian Penduline Tit applying some last improvements to the entrance of its nest (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

Female Eurasian Penduline Tit applying some last improvements to the entrance of its nest (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

Female Eurasian Penduline Tit checking the view from its nest (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

"How's that for a nest?!" (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

Frontal view of a magnificent Penduline Tit nest (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Near Temerin, Serbia, July 2017]

Lateral view of a magnificent Penduline Tit nest (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Near Temerin, Serbia, July 2017]

Male Eurasian Penduline Tit carrying wool as nesting material (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

Eggs

Size: 16 x 11 mm(?) Colour: White Shape: Tapered oval

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