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Juniper Titmouse

Baeolophus ridgwayi ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PARIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Formerly lumped with the Oak Titmouse in the species known appropriately as Plain Titmouse, the Juniper Titmouse is found primarily in the Great Basin.

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Appearance

Chickadeelike
Chickadeelike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small gray bird with small tuft on head.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult, but feathers are softer and more loosely textured.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Adult

    Juniper Titmouse

    Adult
    • © Brian E. Small, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona

Similar Species

  • Nearly identical to Oak Titmouse. Slightly smaller, and without brown on back. Ranges overlap only in small area in California.
  • Tufted Titmouse has whiter belly, rusty flanks, and black on the forehead.

    Backyard Tips

    Consider putting up a nest box to attract a breeding pair. Make sure you put it up well before breeding season. Attach a guard to keep predators from raiding eggs and young. Find out more about nest boxes on our Attract Birds pages. You'll find plans for building a nest box of the appropriate size on our All About Birdhouses site.