The family Remizidae includes 1 species found in North America.
The Verdin is considered a part of the Penduline-tit family. These are small birds with 10 primary feathers on each wing. They eat primarily insects, fruit and seeds. The Verdin is found in mesquite, thorny shrub areas of the desert or brushy riparian woodlands. It is usually seen alone or in pairs. It is very active, behaving like a chickadee. Verdin are quite loud, often heard before they are seen.
Penduline-tits- Patuxent Bird ID Center