pronounced black crest; no sexual dimorphism (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)

Black-crested Titmouse
Baeolophus atricristatus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: formerly considered a subspecies of the Tufted Titmouse, this distinctive large-eyed bird with a black crest occurs mostly in Mexico but also ranges northward to south Texas in the USA.

gray back, creamy underneath; rufous on sides (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)