Black-Crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus)

This is NOT your typical titmouse!

Look closely… the MUCH more common Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) has a darker spot right above its beak, and a grey crest. THIS species has a black crest and a lighter patch just above its eyes!

Watch this brave interaction, and look for that BLACK CREST:

Not too much worry about confusing the two species in your own yard or park, however — unless you live in Central Texas or Mexico!

Apparently, the two species have been interbreeding, adding to confusion for Texans.

Learn more about the black-crested titmouse using any or all of the following resources, according to your preferred learning styles.

  • Species Page on this site with images, videos, and links to select webpages
  • Daily Discovery Doors activity just below, with 24 of the top resources including audio
  • Google Classroom assignment for this species, with links to a select few sites and videos

No matter which method you choose, you can easily take notes and save them for later using the FREE editable, customizable, downloadable and printable Bird Species Document Creator Activity!

When you feel more familiar with this species, try some or all of these activities:

1. Take the Species Quiz

2. Create & share your own Species Brief

3. Create your own multi-page Species Profile (Patrons only) using the images, audio, and text formatting provided [Learn about becoming a Patron]

4. Fill out one of the species profile spreads in your printed Jo Bird Journal

5. Post the Square2share on social media to see if your friends know this species, and perhaps teach them a bit about it. Teaching SOLIDIFIES learning!

6. Add the Square2share or other images and profiles to a folder on your device or in Google Drive, in order to later test your memory of species you’ve learned

If you’d like to discuss this or other species with fellow bird lovers, or share your photos, observations, or questions, I invite you to do so on the BIRDS: Nature and Science Facebook page, or on the Stream tab of the Google Classroom (class code = qy37ohy).

See you there! <<sound of feathers>>

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