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Aegithalidae (long-tailed tits, bushtits; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A family of small titmice that have medium to long tails. The nest is intricate and domed, with a small entrance, and built in trees and bushes. There are three genera, comprising seven species: Aegithalos (long-tailed tits) is Eurasian, Psaltriparus (bushtit) is American, and Psaltria (pygmy tit) is confined to Java.


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Aegithalos (long-tailed tits) See AEGITHALIDAE.