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Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
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Juniper Titmice (Baeolophus ridgwayi)

General Description: Juniper Titmice (Baeolophus ridgwayi) are small, sexually monomorphic songbirds. They are plain gray above, a little lighter under, and have a crest. Juniper Titmice look almost exactly like Oak Titmice, but Juniper Titmice are more gray under (lack buffy color below), the bill is a bit longer, and the calls and songs are different.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Paridae. Formerly lumped with Oak Titmouse as the Plain Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus).

Favored Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands.

Juniper Titmice (Baeolophus ridgwayi)

Where to Find: These birds live in middle-elevation Pinyon-Juniper Woodland forests from southern Oregon south and east to northwestern New Mexico. Around Las Vegas, look for titmice on Mt. Charleston and in the Sheep Range, although they are not common in our area.

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Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Juniper Titmouse checking a campsite dish washing tub
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Juniper Titmouse checking a campsite dish washing tub
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Juniper Titmouse checking a campsite cup of water
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Juniper Titmouse inspecting more carefully
Juniper Titmice (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Juniper Titmouse coming to water on a picnic table
Juniper Titmice (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Juniper Titmouse drinking water
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Titmouse at campsite
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Juniper Titmouse; notice the plain gray color and crest
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Juniper Titmouse in Paradise (George Walker House)
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Juniper Titmouse in Paradise (George Walker House)
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Scruffy looking kid
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Scruffy looking kid
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Scruffy looking kid
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Scruffy looking kid
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Scruffy looking kid
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Titmouse at nest hole
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Titmouse at nest hole
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Titmouse entering nest hole
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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