Order Passeriformes

Family Remizidae

Penduline-tits
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General
  • Small to very small birds with sharply pointed conical bill, short to medium-length tail and relatively strong toes; plumage rather nondescript, but four species have bold head patterns and males of two others have colourful heads.
  • Africa, Europe and Asia, and one species in southern North America.
  • Open forest, waterside trees, reedbeds, desert with scattered vegetation, and montane forest.
  • 7-11 cm.
  • 3 genera, 12 species, 39 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Madge, S. & Bonan, A. (2017). Penduline-tits (Remizidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52345 on 18 October 2017).