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Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus)
Black-Crested Titmouse, Ramirez Ranch, Near Roma, Texas
Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
BLACK-CRESTED TITMOUSE FACTSDescription
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.
Forest, woodland, scrub, wooded river banks.
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.
The Black-crested Titmouse is found in Texas, south west Oklahoma, east coast of Mexico.
Relatives in same Genus
Bridled Titmouse (B. wollweberi)