Oak Titmouse

Baeolophus inornatus

Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) - Adult

Overview

The Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) is a passerine (order Passeriformes) species of bird (class Aves) in the tits, chickadees, and titmice family (Paridae). Once classified with the Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi) as subspecies of the Plain Titmouse, they were split into separate species in 1996 due to differences in range, song, and genetics.

Description

A small songbird with a short, stubby bill, medium-long tail, black eyes and a short tuft or crest that can be raised. Plain gray-brown color overall, but paler below. Sexes are similar.

Range

Found year-round in the warm, open, dry oak or oak-pine forests surrounding the central valley of California, west of the Sierra Nevada mountains, from southern Oregon to Baja California, Mexico.

Gallery

Observed

Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) - United States

United States

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Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) - 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

Oak Titmouse – Wikipedia
Oak Titmouse – Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Oak Titmouse – Audubon.org