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Penduline Titmice: Remizidae

Penduline Titmice And People

People show little interest toward penduline tits other than admiring them for their complicated construction of nests. In the past, their nests have been used in eastern Europe as slippers for children and in Africa as purses within certain tribes.


Penduline titmice get their name because their nests are pendulous. Pendulous means to hang loosely, which is how their nests are constructed. Male penduline tits build elaborate bag-like nests of feathers and soft plant fibers. Nests hang suspended, usually from tree branches or off of reeds above water.

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