Eurasian penduline tit

Remiz pendulinus

The Eurasian penduline tit or European penduline tit is a passerine bird of the genus ''Remiz''. The genus name is the Polish word for the Eurasian penduline tit, and ''pendulinus'' is Latin for "hanging down”, which refers to its nest.

It is relatively widespread throughout Eurasia. The breeding range of the species in Western Europe experienced an expansion during the 1980s and 1990s. This was accompanied by an expansion of the species’ winter range and reached as far south as northern Morocco.

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.