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Order Passeriformes    Family Remizidae

Except for the Verdin , the penduline tits make hanging nests. Their pendulous and elaborately woven nests have false entrances above the true entrance, these in turn lead to a false chamber. The true nesting chamber is accessed by the parent opening a hidden flap, entering and then closing the flap shut again, the two sides sealing with sticky spider webs. These false entrances are used to confuse potential predators and protect the eggs and nestlings.

The penduline tits are similar to the tit of family Paridae, and some consider them to belong to that family.
They are found in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America

Genus Anthoscopus
The genus is restricted to sub-Saharan Africa.

Tit,_Forest_Penduline-  Anthoscopus flavifrons  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Raphael_Jordon

Tit, Gray Penduline- also African Penduline-Tit  Anthoscopus caroli   Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Alan  Manson  3) Ian White   4) Johann du Preez  5) Derek_Keats - South Africa

Tit, Mouse-colored Penduline-  Anthoscopus musculus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Dave Curtis  3) Daniele_Colombo  4) Paul Donald

Tit,_Sennar_Penduline-  Anthoscopus punctifrons  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Nik_Borrow

Tit, Southern Penduline-  also Cape Penduline-Tit  Anthoscopus minutus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) Craig Adam - South Africa  4) Alan Manson - South Africa

Tit,_Yellow_Penduline-  Anthoscopus parvulus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Biodiversity_Heritage_Library  3) John_Hamilton - Gambia

Genus Auriparus - 1 species

Verdin  Auriparus flaviceps  Found: Southwestern United States
The Verdin has mainly gray plumage; bright yellow head; pointed bill; rufous shoulder patch.
Juvenile Verdin similar to: Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Bell's Vireo
Image by: 1) Jerry Oldenettel - New Mexico  2) Henry McLin - Arizona   3, 6) Alan D Wilson - California   4) Cletus Lee - Texas  5) Dick Daniels - Arizona 
1) Juvenile   2 - 5) Female  6, 7) Male

Genus Remiz

Tit,_Black-headed_Penduline-  Remiz macronyx  Found: central Asia
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Sergey_Yeliseev - Kasakhastan

Tit,_Chinese_Penduline-  Remiz consobrinus  Found: Asia
The male Chinese Penduline-Tit has chestnut mantle, half collar, wing-coverts; grayish crown, nape black mask; whitish underparts. Female has brown mask; brown replaces chestnut.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) Darren Bellerby - Hong Kong Wetland Park, Hong Kong

Tit, Eurasian Penduline-   Remiz pendulinus   Found: Europe, Asia
The Eurasian Penduline-Tit has brown mantle; gray head with black mask; off-white underparts.
Image by: 1) Marek Szczepanek  2) Martin Mecnarowski   3)  Alistair Rae  4) Cristiano Crolle - Adda River, Italy 5) Tomasz Przechlewski

Tit,_White-crowned_Penduline-  Remiz coronatus  Found: Asia
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Francesco Veronesi - Uzbekistan  3) Sergey Yeliseev - Kazkhstan  4) Francesco_Veronesi - Uzbekistan

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