Definition of penduline tit in English:

penduline tit


  • A small Old World songbird that builds a nest suspended from a branch.

    Family Remizidae: genera Anthoscopus (several species in Africa) and Remiz (R. pendulinus of Eurasia)

    • ‘The eggs of the penduline tit Remiz pendulinus are frequently abandoned as both parents go in search of new sexual conquests, a study reported in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology has found.’
    • ‘He then left on a bird-watching holiday among the lakes in northern Germany in search, according to aides, of the rock partridge, wallcreeper, middle spotted woodpecker and elusive penduline tit.’
    • ‘We investigated these hypotheses in the penduline tit Remiz pendulinus, a small passerine bird that has sequential polygamy by both sexes and strict uniparental care either by the male or the female.’
    • ‘The Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus exhibits an intense sexual conflict over parental care. This’
    • ‘Each day there seemed to be something special that we saw or heard: the aquatic warbler, a citrine wagtail, a rosefinch, a penduline tit flying in and out of its nest or a bittern booming.’


Early 19th century (as penduline titmouse): penduline from French or modern Latin pendulinus, from Latin pendulus ‘hanging down’.


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