Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Titmouse

The black-crested titmouse is a passerine that is found in parts of Texas, Mexico, and Central America. They were once considered a part of the tufted titmouse species but DNA testing as well as vocal differences have recently led to classification as their own species. The two species will hybridize in southeastern Texas where there ranges over lap. Both the black-crested and tufted titmouse are cavity nesters that scavenge for seeds and insects on the ground.


7 comments:

Mar said...

Aww, what a darling one! cute choice for T.

T is for...

Roger Owen Green said...

TERRIFIC choice.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

He's a cute little guy that looks like he's had a bad hair day.

Liz said...

It's beautiful!

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Kathy said...

We have the tufted titmouse here where I live in Texas in the warm months but in fall they go away. We love to see their return in the spring for they are such cute little birds.

Paula Scott said...

There have been a few times where I saw a titmouse in my rose garden here in New Mexico. In the fall. I hold my breath when I watch them (even from inside the house) for fear that I will frighten them away. I love them!

Kim said...

Love these little guys. Haven't seen one in a while so thank you.