Small chickadeelike bird with a small bill, a crest, and a striking head pattern. Grayish overall with black stripes marking the crest, eye, and cheek.
Small bird that looks rather elongated due to its long tail and crest. Gray above and pale grayish below with "bridled" face pattern.
Small and feisty bird of oak woodlands. Some individuals have a buffy wash on the underparts.
Nests in holes in trees excavated by other woodpeckers or created naturally. Also uses nest boxes.
- Small songbird.
- Crest on head is gray bordered with black and white.
- Black-and-white face.
Immature DescriptionJuvenile similar to adult.
Relative Sizesparrow-sized or smaller
- Both Sexes
- Length: 3.9 in (10 cm)
- Weight: 0.3 oz (10 g)
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