Black-crested Titmouse

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).

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 10 November 2010
Scientific Name
Baeolophus atricristatus
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Baeolophus
  • B. atricristatus
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.5 to 6 inches

International Names

Danish (Dansk) Sorttoppet Gråmejse
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwartkuifmees
Finnish (Suomi) kalottipuistotiainen
French (Français) Mésange à plumet noir
German (Deutsch) Schwarzhäubchenmeise
Italian (Italiano) Cincia dalla cresta nera
Japanese (日本語) クロエボシガラ (kuroeboshigara)
Norwegian (Norsk) Svartduskmeis
Polish (Polski) sikora teksaska
Spanish (Español) Herrerillo Crestinegro
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