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    Black-crested Titmouse

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    Black-crested Titmouse

    Baeolophus atricristatus
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Paridae
    Basic Description

    A bird of Texas and northeastern Mexico, the Black-crested Titmouse is common in oak woods and towns. It was once considered a subspecies of the Tufted Titmouse, and the two species are very similar in appearance, voice, and habits.

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    Other Names
    • Carbonero Cresta Negra (Spanish)
    • Mésange à plumet noir (French)

    Backyard Tips

    This species often comes to bird feeders. Find out more about what this bird likes to eat and what feeder is best by using the Project FeederWatch Common Feeder Birds bird list.

    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.

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