Order Passeriformes

Family Paridae

Tits and Chickadees
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General
  • Small to medium-sized, plump passerines with short to moderate-length strong bill, strong legs and feet, and short to medium-length tail; soft plumage varying greatly in colour, including yellows, greens, blues, browns, black, greys and white in patches, rather than as streaks or spots.
  • Nearctic, Palearctic, Oriental and Afrotropical Regions.
  • Most shrubby to wooded terrestrial habitats, from scrub to wooded savanna, carr, all types of woodland, and urban to rural parks and gardens.
  • 9-21 cm.
  • 14 genera, 60 species, 258 taxa.
  • 1 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Gosler, A., Clement, P. & Bonan, A. (2017). Tits and Chickadees (Paridae). 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/52340 on 23 May 2017).