The Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) is a passerine (order Passeriformes) species of bird (class Aves) in the tits, chickadees, and titmice family (Paridae). Once classified as a subspecies of the Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor), in 2002 it was recognized as a separate species.
A small songbird with a stubby round bill and a short black tuft or crest that can be raised. Gray above and whitish below with rusty flanks. The sexes are similar apart from the female's crest being lighter.
Found year-round in southern Texas and northeastern Mexico.