Monday, March 19, 2012

Bridled Titmouse

Well honestly, a Bridled Titmouse (Baeolophus wollweberi) is as hard to photograph as butterflies and kittens.  I didn't get any really good photos after days of enjoying these perky birds while in the Huachuca Mountains and other places in SEAZ

This particular titmouse was in Coronado National Park (south of Sierra Vista).

Thirty-five shots and these were the best four!  All are fuzzy, bah.  Busy, busy little birds, foraging in trees and on the ground.  They eat insects, especially caterpillars, but also seeds, nuts and berries. They will store food for later use (Wikipedia) or not (All About Birds). 

These little birds are found in oak-juniper mountain forests and some mixed wood riparian habitats in Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico.

They are about the same size as a Black-capped Chickadee (4.25"). tells us that a group of titmice are collectively known as a "banditry" and a "dissimulation" of titmice.

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1 comment:

  1. They are great photos Kathy. Thanks for the 'trip'. Val