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Remizidae

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Penduline tits
 
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Remizidae
Olphe-Galliard, 1891
Genera
Remiz
Anthoscopus
Cephalopyrus
Auriparus
Pholidornis

The penduline tits are a group of small passerine birds, related to the true tits. All but the Verdin and Fire-capped Tit make elaborate bag nests hanging from trees, usually over water; inclusion of the Fire-capped Tit in this family is disputed by some authorities. They are insectivores.

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Nest of Remiz pendulinus

There are 13 species in 5 genera, following Harrap & Quinn, Tits, Nuthatches & Treecreepers.

Genus Remiz

  • European Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
    Black-headed Penduline Tit Remiz macronyx
    White-crowned Penduline Tit Remiz coronatus
    Chinese Penduline Tit Remiz consobrinus

Genus Anthoscopus

  • Sudan Penduline Tit Anthoscopus punctifrons
    Yellow Penduline Tit Anthoscopus parvulus
    Mouse-coloured Penduline Tit Anthoscopus musculus
    Forest Penduline Tit Anthoscopus flavifrons
    African Penduline Tit Anthoscopus caroli
    Cape Penduline Tit Anthoscopus minutus

Genus Cephalopyrus

  • Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps

Genus Auriparus

  • Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Genus Pholidornis

  • Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae

 

Remiz pendulinus

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