Mobile bird identification
Bird Field Guide
Adult Male
Note the striking red-brown band on this male birds back, the dull white underside and the black mark across the birds face. Also note the small band of red-brown across the front of the head which is not always present.
Winters in the Mediterranean area and is a summer breeding visitor to Northern Europe. A very rare accidental vagrant to the UK, however frequency of visits are increasing.

Breeds in areas of wetlands with tall trees, and especially Willows.
The male and female Penduline Tit are very similar, the female having a slightly less prominent, thinner black mark across her face. Juvenile birds lack the black mark all together and have a uniform plain brown back.

The Penduline Tit is well known for it's remarkable domed nest with entrance tube which it hangs from tree branches.

Penduline Tit

Remiz pendulinus
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Tits & Allies Menu
Order: Passeriformes

Family: Remizidae

Genus: Remiz

Species: R. pendulinus
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Key identification points of Penduline Tit
Other Tit's
Marsh tit
Shiny black cap
Plain winged
White face
Grey-brown upperparts
Grey-buff underparts
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Willow Tit (Rare)
Dull black cap
Pale wing panel
White face
Dull brown back
Warm orange buff flanks
Long-tailed Tit
Long thin tail
Dull white head
Pink and brown back
White underside
Small round appearance
Blue Tit
Small blue and yellow bird
White cheeks
Bright blue cap
Dark line through eye
Black chin
Great Tit
Shiny black head
Bold white cheek
Black stripe down breast
Bright yellow underside
Large for a Paridae
Coal Tit
Black head with white nape patch
Greyish back
Bright buff underside
Large black bib
Two white wing bars
Crested Tit
Pointed distinctive crest
White face
Buff underside
Plain wings, no wing bars
Brown back
Crested Tit
Blue-grey head
Rufus brown body
Streaked wings
Long tail
Black mark down face on male
Bearded Tit
Bearded Tit
Penduline Tit
Broad black mark across face
Red-brown back
Dull white underside
Pale grey face
Red-brown band on wings
Penduline Tit (Rare)
Broad black mark across face
Red-brown band on back
Dull white underside
Pale grey face
Plain dark tail
Penduline Tit