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Black-crested Titmouse

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About the Black-crested Titmouse

Also known as: Texas Tufted Titmouse

The Black-crested Titmouse is a small songbird that lives in a small range in southern Oklahoma, central Texas and northeastern Mexico.

Black-crested Titmice are closely related to Tufted Titmice. In fact, the Black-crested was once considered a sub-species of the Tufted. The Black-crested Titmouse has rusty sides, a white belly, and grey upperparts. The black-tipped crest is usually erect.

Black-crested Titmice are cavity nesters. Their preferred nesting habitat is woodland, scrubland, or nestboxes near human habitation (yards, parks).

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 10 November 2010
Scientific Name Baeolophus atricristatus
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Baeolophus
  • B. atricristatus
Birdorable Family Tits, Chickadees & Kinglets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.5 to 6 inches
Range North America Central America United States (West)

International Names

  • Sorttoppet Gråmejse (Danish)
  • Zwartkuifmees (Dutch)
  • kalottipuistotiainen (Finnish)
  • Mésange à plumet noir (French)
  • Schwarzhäubchenmeise (German)
  • Cincia dalla cresta nera (Italian)
  • クロエボシガラ (kuroeboshigara) (Japanese)
  • Svartduskmeis (Norwegian)
  • sikora teksaska (Polish)
  • Herrerillo Crestinegro (Spanish)

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Fun Facts: Black-crested Titmouse

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