Aegithalidae

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Aegithalidae

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Small tits with relatively long tails and loose feathering that gives a fluffy appearance. They are generally dark above, either gray or brown and lighter, and often white below. Many species have a black mask, and some show hints of pink in their feathering

Size

Number of genera, species

3 genera, 7 species

Habitat

Woodland and forest

Conservation status

Near Threatened: 2 species

Distribution

Western Europe to the Himalayas and the Far East; western North America and Mexico

Distribution

Western Europe to the Himalayas and the Far East; western North America and Mexico

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