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Glen Tepke

Genus: Psaltriparus


This genus contains only one species, the Bushtit from western North America.
It's a tiny, long-tailed bird with a very small bill. The plumage is rather drab.


Psaltriparus is a monotypic genus in the family Aegithalidae.
It is the only American member of this family. Results of DNA-DNA hybridization have confirmed the family placement and indicate that the ancestor of Bushtit entred North America 10 - 12 million years ago over the Bering Sea land-bridge.

Genus Psaltriparus viewedit
P. minimus Bushtit


  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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