European Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus)

The European Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus) is a passerine of the genus Remiz. It is relatively widespread throughout Eurasia. The Asian (sub)species include the Black-headed Penduline Tit, Remiz macronyx, the White-crowned Penduline Tit, Remiz coronatus, and the Chinese Penduline Tit, Remiz consobrinus.

 

It builds an elaborate hanging nest, formerly used in Central Europe as children's slippers.

This species was first described as Motacilla pendulinus by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758

Penduline Tit has a large range, estimated at 1-10 million square kilometres (0.4-3.8 million square miles), and a population estimated at 420,000–840,000 individuals in Europe alone, and there is evidence that the population is increasing. It is therefore not believed to meet the IUCN Red List threshold criterion of a population decline of more than 30% in ten years or three generations, and is evaluated as Least Concern.

One of the largest european population live int he DANUBE Delta - Romania.

 foto Mihai Baciu