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 Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus)




Black-crested Titmouse | Baeolophus atricristatus photo
Black-Crested Titmouse, Ramirez Ranch, Near Roma, Texas

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

BLACK-CRESTED TITMOUSE FACTS

Description
The Black-crested Titmouse is a small gray bird with a short black crest on its head. The forehead is white, there is white around the eyes. The sides have reddish brown wash, the chest and underside are white. The bill and legs are gray. The tail is blackish gray. Females are similar to males but have brown crest. Juveniles do not have crests and sides have less reddish brown color on sides.

Size
15cm

Environment
Forest, woodland, scrub, wooded river banks.

Food
Insects, seeds

Breeding
Nests in a tree hollow. The nest id made of grass, leaves, moss and lined with hair or other soft material. Lays four to nine white eggs with reddish brown speckles.

Range
The Black-crested Titmouse is found in Texas, south west Oklahoma, east coast of Mexico.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Paridae
Genus:Baeolophus
Species:atricristatus
Common Name:Black-crested Titmouse


Relatives in same Genus
  Bridled Titmouse (B. wollweberi)