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Category:Aegithalos - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Aegithalos


Typical Long-tailed Tits from Europe and Asia.
Species of this genus often look like a tiny, fluffy ball and are usually strikingly patterned. They also share:

  • Tiny bills
  • A very small body
  • A disproportionately long tail
  • Short and round wings with 10 primaries
  • No difference between males and females


Aegithalos is a genus in the family Aegithalidae.
The genus is morphologically very homogenous. However, the exact number of species is not yet clear and future splits are well possible.

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


  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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Pages in category ‘Aegithalos’

The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total.