Order Passeriformes

Family Aegithalidae

Long-tailed Tits
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General
  • Small to tiny passerines with medium-long to very long tail, short rounded wings and short, stubby bill.
  • Palearctic and Oriental Regions, with one species in Nearctic Region.
  • Forest, forest edge, open woodland, scrub, parks and gardens.
  • 8-16 cm.
  • 4 genera, 14 species, 49 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Harrap, S. & Bonan, A. (2017). Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52334 on 17 August 2017).