Bridled Titmouse

Baeolophus wollweberi

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Titmice and Chickadees (Paridae)

Code 4

BRTI

Code 6

BAEWOL

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Bridled Titmouse has a range of around 530,000 square kilometers. It occurs in montane coniferous and oak forests in eastern Arizona south to southern Mexico, and has an estimated global population of 860,000 individuals. This species does not meet population decline criteria for inclusion on the IUCN Red List. Because of its population status, the Bridled Titmouse has a conservation rating of Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Bridled Titmouse: Small titmouse, gray upperparts, black-bordered gray crest, white face, black bib, eyestripe, ear patch border, pale gray underparts. Gray wings, tail. Weak flight with shallow wing beats. Flies short distances with several quick wing beats, then pulls wings to sides.

 

Range and Habitat

Bridled Titmouse: This species is a resident from southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico south through mountains of western Mexico and into central and southern Mexico. It also occurs locally near the Rio Grande Valley. Its preferred habitats include oak and mixed oak-pine-juniper woodlands.

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Bridled Titmouse SONGS AND CALLS

Bridled Titmouse A1

Calls and song phrases from a small group.

Bridled Titmouse A2

Chattering "ch-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r" calls.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"chee-wee", "chick-a-dee-dee"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Bridled Titmouse is the smallest North American titmouse.
  • Though populations appear to be steady, its limited distribution in the U.S. combined with future habitat destruction could cause problems. Destruction of oak woodlands in Mexico has caused its extirpation in some historic breeding regions.
  • Unlike the other titmice species, they do not hide seeds for future use. The part of the brain used to store memories of hiding places is small in this species compared with other species that frequently hide food.
  • A group of titmice are collectively known as a "banditry" and a "dissimulation" of titmice.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Irina Rud-Volga

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
CrestX
Tufts of feathers on the head of the bird.
Ear patchX
Consists of soft, loose-webbed feathers on the side of the bird's head below and behind the eyes.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X