Family Penduline-tits (Remizidae)

Least Concern

Sennar Penduline-tit (Anthoscopus punctifrons)


Taxonomy

French: Rémiz du Soudan German: Sudanbeutelmeise Spanish: Pájaro moscón sudanés
Taxonomy:

Aegithalus [sic] punctifrons

Sundevall

, 1850,

Sennar, east Sudan

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme S Mauritania and NE Senegal E in Sahel zone to S Mali and N Burkina Faso, S Niger, extreme NE Nigeria, C Chad, extreme N Cameroon, C & SE Sudan, NE South Sudan and W Eritrea.

Descriptive notes

7·5–8·5 cm; c. 6–8 g. Tiny unmarked olive-and-whitish passerine with small, conical, sharply pointed bill; legs quite strong, tibia short. Forehead and forecrown... read more

Voice

Variety of thin, high-pitched notes, e.g. “seewi-seewi-seewi…” or more buzzy “dzzeewi-dzzeewi-... read more

Habitat

Semi-desert or desert-steppe with scattered scrub and larger trees and bushes in wadis; favours... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet; birds foraging in acacia (Acacia) canopy appeared to be searching for insects. Forages actively, usually... read more

Breeding

Very little known. Breeding season Jun–Sept in Mauritania, Jun–Aug in Senegal, Jul–Aug in Mali, Jul in Nigeria, Jul... read more

Movements

Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally common. Despite scant knowledge of its breeding habits, this species seems to be locally numerous, although evidently shunning large expanses... read more

Recommended citation

Madge, S. (2019). Sennar Penduline-tit (Anthoscopus punctifrons). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59959 on 19 February 2019).