Chinese penduline tit

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Chinese penduline tit
Chinese Penduline-tit (Remiz consobrinus) Chinabeutelmeise.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Remizidae
Genus: Remiz
Species: R. consobrinus
Binomial name
Remiz consobrinus
(Swinhoe, 1870)

The Chinese penduline tit (Remiz consobrinus) is a species of bird in the family Remizidae. It is found in China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Russia. Totally in the world there is 10 species of birds in the family Remizidae. They are similar to true tits, but make characteristic penduline nests. Inhibit in openfield and around wetland. They have sharp bill tips and sexes are alike.[2]

Description[edit]

11 cm length. Small, pale bird of reedbeds with fine-pointed bill, often in flocks of 10 to 20. Male: Greyish crown and nape. Black mask from forehead edged white. Chestnut mantle, halfcollar and wing-coverts contrast with dark wings and black tail in flight. Whitish underparts are marked with buff. Female: Mask brown. Upperparts browner lacking chestnut. Voice: Very thin drawn out 'tseeoo', 'sseeoo'. Habitat: Coastal reedbeds and marshes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Remiz consobrinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ A Field Guide to the Birds of Korea. 2005. ISBN 89-951415-3-0 06490