adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2007-01-21)

Oak Titmouse
Baeolophus inornatus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a common small-gray inhabitant of dry open-oak woodlands; the western USA counterpart of eastern Tufted Titmouse; also closely related to Juniper Titmouse with which it formerly was considered conspecific; nests in tree cavities.

mousy gray all over; small subconical bill (California, USA; 2007-01-21)

prominent crest, often raised (California, USA; 2007-01-21)

may nest in abandoned woodpecker cavities (California, USA; 2007-05-27)

crest lowered; plain large black eye (California, USA; 2007-01-21)

getting a drink (California, USA; 2007-01-21)

posing for a portrait (California, USA; 2007-01-21)