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Alternative name: Mexican Titmouse
Female crest is lighter
Some authorities consider this taxon to be a part of Tufted Titmouse.
In the past, some authorities have placed this species in genus Parus.
There are 3 subspecies:
Fairly common in a variety of wood and scrub habitats, including gardens
The diet includes berries, nuts, spiders, insects, and insect eggs.
It nests in tree cavities, telephone poles, fence posts, and bird boxes. The eggs are white with reddish-brown spots, usually 4-7 in the clutch.
Call: peter, peter, peter.
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