Black-crested Titmouse

Baeolophus atricristatus

Overview

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.

Description

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.

Range

Found year-round in southern Texas and northeastern Mexico.

Gallery

Observed

Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) - United States

United States

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Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) - United States

United States

Classification

Species in the Genus of Baeolophus

Black-crested Titmouse

Baeolophus atricristatus

Bridled Titmouse

Baeolophus wollweberi

Juniper Titmouse

Baeolophus ridgwayi

Oak Titmouse

Baeolophus inornatus

Tufted Titmouse

Baeolophus bicolor

External Links

Black-crested Titmouse – Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Black-crested Titmouse – Audubon.org