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Black-Crested Titmouse

Baeolophus atricristatus

Once considered a sub-species of the Tufted Titmouse, this South Texas and North-East Mexican specialty has been given full “species status”. When I first heard its song I could not believe so small a bird could have such a loud voice. These birds prefer wooded or thornbush habitats, but are comfortable in urbanized areas too. They behave as all titmice do at feeders, snatching a seed and retreating to a nearby perch to hammer away until releasing the prise.

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