is a genus in the tit family that is often lumped into the genus Parus. The 15 species, across North American, Europe and Asia, are listed below. The North American species are the chickadees. In the past, most authorities retained Poecile as a subgenus within the genus Parus, but treatment as a distinct genus, initiated by the American Orthonological Unionis now widely accepted.
Sombre Tit, Poecile lugubris
Caspian Tit, Poecile hyrcanus - often included in P. lugubris[1]
Marsh Tit, Poecile palustris
Willow Tit, Poecile montanus
Black-bibbed Tit, Poecile hypermelaenus
Songar Tit, Poecile songarus - often included in P. montanus[1]
Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis
Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
Mountain Chickadee, Poecile gambeli
Mexican Chickadee, Poecile sclateri
White-browed Tit, Poecile superciliosus
Père David's Tit, Poecile davidi
Grey-headed Chickadee, Poecile cinctus
Boreal Chickadee, Poecile hudsonicus
Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Poecile rufescens