Bridled Titmouse

Baeolophus wollweberi

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Titmice and Chickadees (Paridae)

Code 4

BRTI

Code 6

BAEWOL

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

5 - 7



Incubation Days:

14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

3 - 28 feet above ground., In deciduous tree or snag or in nest box.



Nest Material:

Grass, cottonwood down, flowers, fur, cocoons., Lined with soft fibers.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Bridled Titmouse: Small titmouse with gray upperparts, black-bordered gray crest, white face, black bib, eyestripe, and ear patch border, and pale gray underparts. Wings and tail are gray. Sexes are similar.

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.

Breeding and Nesting

Bridled Titmouse: Five to seven white eggs are laid in a nest made of moss, lined with animal fur, feathers, and shredded bark, and built from 4 to 8 feet above the ground in a conifer, deciduous tree, nest box, or snag. Female incubates eggs for about 14 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Bridled Titmouse: Eats insects, pine seeds, acorns, and other seeds. Gleans insects from leaves and twigs, often hanging upside down; holds food under feet for pecking. Often forages in mixed species flocks.

Readily Eats

Suet, Sunflower Seed

Vocalization

Bridled Titmouse: Song is a rich, two-syllable "chee-wee" repeated from four to eight times. Call is a fast "chick-a-dee-dee" in a high pitch.

Similar Species

Bridled Titmouse: Mountain Chickadee is crestless and has white eyestripe that does not connect with bib. Juniper Titmouse is gray overall, slightly darker on wings, tail and upperparts, and lacks facial markings.

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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