Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
often flocks with the other tits in English parks, the
Long-tailed Tit is not closely related to them and their North American
cousins, the chickadees and titmice. A birder from the American west
will immediately notice the similarity to our Bushtit (Psaltriparus
minimus); both are tiny and long-tailed balls of fluff that
travel in flocks and give repeated soft calls. And indeed they are
classified as members of the same family, the Aegithalidae.