Black-crested Titmouse

The bird is 5.5 to 6 inches long, with rusty flanks, gray upperparts, and a whitish belly. The male has a long, dark black crest that is usually erect, while the female's crest is not as dark. It is common wherever trees grow, whether they are deciduous, heavy timber, or urban shade trees. Its call peter, peter, peter is similar to that of the Tufted Titmouse, but shorter. Its diet consists of berries, nuts, spiders, insects, and insect eggs.

The Black-crested Titmouse is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Black-crested Titmouse is a common songbird of dry oak, mesquite, and riparian woodlands from Oklahoma and Texas south through northeastern Mexico. Indeed, this species along with various others, such as the Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus), Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons), and Couch’s Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii), is really a subtropical species whose range extends north into the southern United States. Although thought of as a “Texas speciality” in the U.S. More

James, the Black-crested Titmouse is currently considered a separate species. Baeolophus atricristatus was elevated from race to species not long ago. Some suspect it may one day be collapsed back into Tufted even though the two birds are distinct genetically and vocally. Adjust your life list accordingly! Reply 2. More

The Black-crested Titmouse nests in tree cavities, telephone poles, fence posts, and bird boxes. The eggs, four to seven of which are laid in March or April, are white with reddish-brown spots. References - * Terres, John K. & National Audubon Society (1991): The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Wings Books, New York. Reprint of 1980 edition. More

The Black-crested Titmouse is a small songbird that measures 5 ½ to 6 inches at maturity. Its native homeland ranges from southern Texas and Oklahoma to east-central Mexico. This species loves to live wherever there is rampant tree growth, as they nest in hollow tree cavities. In areas of urbanization, the Black-crested Titmouse will also nest in telephone poles, fence posts or man-made birdhouses. Urban shade trees, heavy timber and deciduous forests may all be home to the Black-crested Titmouse. More

The Black-crested Titmouse, which is found in the far south, was considered a subspecies, but now is listed as a separate species of bird from other Titmouses. The Tufted Titmouse is a popular bird feeder bird that has a sweet whistle that sounds like "peter, peter, peter". They do make a variety of other sounds but the tone is usually the same. More

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A bird of Texas and northeastern Mexico, the Black-crested Titmouse is common in oak woods and towns. It was once considered a subspecies of the Tufted Titmouse, and the two species are very similar in appearance, voice, and habits. More

Black-crested Titmouse gaining full species status in 2002. The Black-crested Titmouse is non-migratory, and reaches the northern extent of its range in southwestern Oklahoma. Much additional study of the Black-crested Titmouse is needed, but based on information known about the closely related Tufted Titmouse, a typical lifespan is probably about 2 years, with a few individuals probably living well past 10 years of age. Follow the links on the left for additional information. The Birdzilla. More

The Black-crested Titmouse is grayish above and whitish below, with reddish flanks and a black crest. black-crested titmouse Female - Sexes similar. Seasonal change in appearance - None. Juvenile - Similar to adults but with less reddish on the flanks. Habitat - Woodlands and suburban areas. More

The Black-crested Titmouse on the left was in Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2010. 305 Loganberry Ct. More

This "Central Texas" Black-crested Titmouse was photographed at South Llano River State Park, Junction, TX. Photo taken with a Nikkor 300mm EDAF-S f4 lens + Nikkor TC20E II 2.0x Teleconverter (EFL=900mm) on a Nikon D100 camera. More

The Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) is a small songbird in the tit family Paridae. Once considered a subspecies of the Tufted Titmouse, it is now recognized as a separate species. It is native to southern Texas, Oklahoma, and east-central Mexico. The Black-crested Tit is also known as the Mexican Titmouse. The bird is 5.5 to 6 inches long, with rusty flanks, gray upper parts, and a whitish belly. More

Black-crested Titmouse (found in Texas and Mexico) has a black crest and a white forehead. Flanks have rusty wash. Both have prominent black eyes. The sexes look alike. Juvenile Tufted Titmice have less black on their head. Other species: * Bridled Titmouse: Baeolophus wollweberi. Stripey face, black throat and really raised crest. * Juniper Titmouse: Baeolophus ridgwayi. More

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. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Paridae
Genus : Baeolophus
Species : atricristatus
Authority : Cassin, 1850