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 Bridled Titmouse (Baeolophus wollweberi)




Bridled Titmouse | Baeolophus wollweberi photo
Bridled Titmouse, The Drip At Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona

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

BRIDLED TITMOUSE FACTS

Description
The Bridled Titmouse is a small gray bird with small black and gray crest. The face is white with black line through eye, black bib on throat, and black line behind ear joining the eye stripe to the bib (the black head markings together make a bridle shape). The tail is gray, and underside is light gray. Males and females are similar, and juveniles are similar to adults.

Size
12cm

Environment
upland oak woodland, mixed woodland, wooded river banks.

Food
Insects, acorns.

Breeding
The Bridled Titmouse nests in tree hollows. The nest is a cup made of grass, fur, downy material, lined with soft fiber. Lays four to eight white eggs.

Range
found in south east Arizona and south west New Mexico in the United States, and highland areas of Mexico

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Paridae
Genus:Baeolophus
Species:wollweberi
Common Name:Bridled Titmouse


Relatives in same Genus
  Black-crested Titmouse (B. atricristatus)