Eurasian Penduline Tit
Remiz pendulinus

>> GENERAL >>>>>

– tiny passerine, distinctly smaller than House Sparrow
– probably mainly diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or in small, loose flocks
– very vocal

>> VISUAL ID >>>>>


Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz p. pendulinus, AD prob. M
BIF3358, 15/06/2017, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze
– very small bird with plain buffish underside
– fairly short, slightly notched tail


Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz p. pendulinus, AD prob. M
BIF3360, 15/06/2017, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze
– grey head with black mask, chestnut back and grey tail resemble the much larger Red-backed Shrike


Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz p. pendulinus, AD prob. M
BIF3359, 15/06/2017, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze
– wings quite short and rounded
– very pointed bill

>> ACOUSTIC ID >>>>>

– very vocal
– rather unobtrusive due to thin, a bit ringing tone quality
– series of slightly downslurred simple elements
– steep rise at the end creates a percussive impression
monophonic
– evenly spaces inharmonic partials
– 1st partial between 6-7 kHz


Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz p. pendulinus, AD M, flight calls
BIF3356, 31/05/2020, Linum, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz p. pendulinus, AD M, flight calls
BIF3357, 31/05/2020, Linum, Germany, Patrick Franke

>> COMPARISON SPECIES >>>>>

Common Linnet (v)
Common Reed Bunting (a)
Bearded Reedling (a)

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