Definition of penduline tit in English:

penduline tit

Line breaks: pen¦du|line tit
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛndjʊlʌɪn
 
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noun

  • A small tit-like 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)
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Origin

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

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