Juniper Titmouse

Baeolophus ridgwayi

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Titmice and Chickadees (Paridae)

Code 4

JUTI

Code 6

BAERID

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Unknown

The Juniper Titmouse has a current rating of Least Concern due to the stability of its population and range. The Juniper Titmouse is native to only one country, Mexico. The range of the Juniper Titmouse is about 1 million square kilometers. The population of the Juniper Titmouse is about 300,000 individual birds. The prior rating for this bird species was Lower Risk. That rating was downgraded to Least Concern in 2004. At this time there are no known risks or threats regarding the range or the population of the Juniper Titmouse.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Juniper Titmouse: Small titmouse with gray upperparts, paler underparts, and plain gray, crested head. Tail is long and dark. Along with the Oak Titmouse, was known as the Plain Titmouse until 1996, when they were shown to be seperate species due to differences in song, habitat, and genetic makeup.


Range and Habitat

Juniper Titmouse: Resident in western and southwest U.S. from southern Idaho to Arizona and New Mexico. Found in open juniper woodlands, particularly during the breeding season. Considered a permanent resident throughout its normal range. May utilize other nearby woodland habitats outside of the breeding season.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"tschick-adee"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The American Ornithologists' Union split the Plain Titmouse into the Oak Titmouse and the Juniper Titmouse in 1996, due to distinct differences in song, preferred habitat, and genetic makeup.
  • Strong legs and feet allows it to hang upside down to forage.
  • The incubating female sits very tight on the nest while incubating, and will hiss like a snake if disturbed.
  • A group of titmice are collectively known as a "banditry" and a "dissimulation" of titmice.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Juniper Titmouse

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Imran Kahn

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UnderpartsX
Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.
UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
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