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Bridled Titmouse


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The most strikingly marked of the American titmice and chickadees, the Bridled Titmouse has a black bib and a white-and-black patterned face. Primarily a Mexican species, its range reaches the United States only in the southern mountains of Arizona and New Mexico.

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Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Crest on head is gray bordered with black and white.
  • Black-and-white face.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult.

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Similar Species

  • No other bird has a black-and-white face and a crest.
  • The crestless Mountain Chickadee has a white eyestripe, but it does not connect with the bib. No other titmouse has a black bib.

    Backyard Tips

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