Bridled Titmouse

Baeolophus wollweberi




Titmice and Chickadees (Paridae)

Code 4


Code 6



Egg Color:


Number of Eggs:

5 - 7

Incubation Days:


Egg Incubator:


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.





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, Nuts, Sunflower

Feeder Type

Seed tube feeder, Squirrel-proof seed feeder, Suet cake feeder, Shelled peanut feeder


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.


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

Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
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.
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