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.
Distribution: 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.
Habitat: Breeds in areas of wetlands with tall trees, and especially Willows.
Notes: 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.