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Aegithalidae - Long-tailed Tits, Bushtit

bushtit

Classification

 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Aegithalidae

BushtitThere are ten species in this family. They are very small birds with medium to long tails.

They are found in Europe and Asia and live in woodlands. Five species are native to the Himalayas and mountains of China. The long-tailed tit is found from Europe through Asia.

The bushtit is the only species in this family that is found in North America. It is found on the Pacific Coast from Southern Canada to Central America.

Birds in this family nest in a woven basket placed in a tree or a shrub. They eat insects, spiders, and berries.

galleryAegithalidae Photo Gallery

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Not Enough DataNot Enough Data
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife. Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
  New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Breeds in NH (birds)
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None   Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus Least Concern North America image More Info

Other Species Around the World

Black-browed Tit - Aegithalos iouschistos Least Concern Asia image More Info
Black-throated Tit - Aegithalos concinnus Least Concern Asia image More Info
Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
White-cheeked Tit - Aegithalos leucogenys Least Concern Asia image More Info
White-necklaced Tit - Aegithalos fuliginosus Least Concern Asia image More Info
  White-throated Tit - Aegithalos niveogularis Least Concern Asia image More Info
Crested Tit-warbler - Leptopoecile elegans Least Concern Asia More Info
White-browed Tit-warbler - Leptopoecile sophiae Least Concern Asia More Info
Pygmy Tit - Psaltria exilis Least Concern Asia image More Info

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Black-browed Tit - Aegithalos iouschistos Photos Video Least Concern Asia
The black-browed tit is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal.
Source:
Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-throated Tit - Aegithalos concinnus profile Photos Least Concern Asia
The black-throated tit eats small insects and spiders.
Source:
Birding in Taiwan Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-throated Tit - Aegithalos concinnus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The black-throated tit is found in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source:
Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
Bushtits are usually found in flocks of up to 40 individuals, often mixed in with other species.
Source:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
Bushtits eat tiny insects and spiders.
Source:
Seattle Audubon Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus profile Photos Least Concern North America
Most bushtits have brown caps, but in the Rocky Mountains they have gray caps and brown cheeks.
Source:
Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Crested Tit-warbler - Leptopoecile elegans Photos Least Concern Asia
The crested tit-warbler is found in China.
Source: Oriental Bird Club Intended Audience: General Reading Level: N/A Teacher Section: No

Crested Tit-warbler - Leptopoecile elegans Photos Least Concern Asia
The crested tit-warbler is found in boreal forests.
Source: Animal Diverity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: N/A Teacher Section: Yes

Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Europe
The long-tailed tit is found throughout Europe and Asia.
Source:
Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus profile Photos Least Concern Asia Europe
The long-tailed tit's tail is as long as its body.
Source:
Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Pygmy Tit - Psaltria exilis Photos Least Concern Asia
The pygmy tit is found on the island of Java in Indonesia.
Source: Oriental Bird Club Intended Audience: General Reading Level: N/A Teacher Section: No

White-browed Tit-warbler - Leptopoecile sophiae Photos Least Concern Asia
The white-browed tit-warbler is found in China, India, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
Source: Oriental Bird Club Intended Audience: General Reading Level: N/A Teacher Section: No

White-browed Tit-warbler - Leptopoecile sophiae Photos Video Least Concern Asia
The white-browed tit-warbler is also known as Severtzov's Tit-Warbler.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

White-cheeked Tit - Aegithalos leucogenys Photos Least Concern Asia
The white-cheeked tit is found in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Source:
Oriental Bird Club Intended Audience: General Reading Level: N/A Teacher Section: No

White-necklaced Tit - Aegithalos fuliginosus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The white-necklaced tit is found in China. It is also known as the sooty tit.
Source:
Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: N/A Teacher Section: No

White-throated Tit - Aegithalos niveogularis Photos Least Concern Asia
The white-throated tit is found in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Source:
Oriental Bird Club Intended Audience: General Reading Level: N/A Teacher Section: No