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Parus
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Great Tit Parus major
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Parus
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

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Parus is a genus of Old World birds in the tit family. As defined here, it contains the following species:

This genus and related genera are controversial. The species, from White-shouldered Tit to Grey Tit, are sometimes separated as the genus Melaniparus, and the Yellow Tit and the Black-lored Tit are sometimes separated as Macholophus. On the other hand, many authorities expand this genus to include Cyanistes, Lophophanes, Periparus, and Poecile.

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