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Category:Aegithalidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Aegithalidae


Long-tailed Tits from Europe and Asia.
Tiny birds with a relatively long tail. Sexes are similar (except in genus Leptopoecile).


Aegithalidae is a family in the Order Passeriformes.
The Tit-Warblers were formerly placed in the family Sylviidae but recent studies based on mitochondrial DNA indicate that it belongs to the present family. However, further research is required.

Family Aegithalidae viewedit

Genus Leptopoecile viewedit
L. sophiae White-browed Tit-Warbler
L. elegans Crested Tit-Warbler

Genus Aegithalos viewedit
A. caudatus Long-tailed Tit
A. glaucogularis Silver-throated Tit
A. leucogenys White-cheeked Tit
A. concinnus Black-throated Tit
A. niveogularis White-throated Tit
A. iouschistos Black-browed Tit
A. fuliginosus Sooty Tit
A. exilis Pygmy Tit

Genus Psaltriparus viewedit
P. minimus Bushtit

Genus Psaltria viewedit
P. exilis Pygmy Tit


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2008. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553453

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