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Baeolophus atricristatus

Baeolophus atricristatus

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Cladus: Telluraves
Cladus: Australaves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Passerida

Familia: Paridae
Genus: Baeolophus
Species: Baeolophus atricristatus
Subspecies: B. a. atricristatus – B. a. paloduro – B. a. sennetti

Baeolophus atricristatus (Cassin, 1850)

Parus atricristatus (protonym)
Parus bicolor atricristatus
Baeolophus bicolor atricristatus


Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 5: 103.

Vernacular names
Cymraeg: Titw copog y De
Deutsch: Schwarzhäubchenmeise
English: Black-crested Titmouse
Esperanto: Nigrakresta paruo
español: Herrerillo crestinegro
magyar: Feketebúbos cinege
日本語: クロエボシガラ
മലയാളം: ബ്ലാക്ക് ക്രസ്റ്റഡ് ടിറ്റ്മൗസ്
Nederlands: Zwartkruinmees
Diné bizaad: Diltʼóshii bítááʼ halzhinígíí
svenska: Svarttofsad gråmes
Türkçe: Kara tepeli baştankara
Tiếng Việt: Bạc má mào đen

The black-crested titmouse or Mexican titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus), is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. Once considered a subspecies of the tufted titmouse (B. bicolor), it was recognized as a separate species[2] in 2002. It is native to southern Texas, Oklahoma, and east-central Mexico. Vagrants have been seen as far north and east as St. Louis, Missouri.
Black-crested titmouse in Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

The bird is 5.5 to 6.0 in (14 to 15 cm) long, with rusty flanks, gray upperparts, and a whitish belly. The male has a long, dark black crest that is usually erect, while the female's crest is not as dark. It is common wherever trees grow, whether they are deciduous, heavy timber, or urban shade trees. Its call peter, peter, peter is similar to that of the tufted titmouse, but shorter. Its diet consists of berries, nuts, spiders, insects, and insect eggs.[3]

The black-crested titmouse nests in tree cavities, telephone poles, fence posts, and bird boxes. The eggs, four to seven of which are laid in March or April, are white with reddish-brown spots.[4]

BirdLife International (2017). "Baeolophus atricristatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22711989A118836349. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22711989A118836349.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
"43rd Supplement". American Ornithological Society. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
"Black-crested Titmouse". Audubon. 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
Terres, John K. & National Audubon Society (1991): The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Wings Books, New York. Reprint of 1980 edition. ISBN 0-517-03288-0

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