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Black-crested Titmouse
2006-08-14 11:13:03

The Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) is a small songbird in the tit family Paridae. Once considered a subspecies of the Tufted Titmouse, it is now recognized as a separate species. It is native to southern Texas, Oklahoma, and east-central Mexico. The Black-crested Tit is also known as the Mexican Titmouse. The bird is 5.5 to 6 inches long, with rusty flanks, gray upper...

Tufted Titmouse
2006-08-14 11:11:26

The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is a small songbird in the tit family Paridae. Their breeding habitat is deciduous and mixed woods in southeastern Canada and the eastern United States. These birds are permanent residents and often join small mixed flocks in winter. These birds have grey upper parts and white under parts with a white face, a grey crest, a dark forehead and a short...

Oak Titmouse
2006-08-14 11:09:35

The Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The American Ornithologists' Union split the Plain Titmouse into the Oak Titmouse and the Juniper Titmouse in 1996 due to distinct differences in song, preferred habitat, and genetic makeup. This species lives year-round on the Pacific slope, resident from southern Oregon south through California west of...

Azure Tit
2006-08-14 11:05:35

The Azure Tit (Parus cyanus) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout Russia and central Asia. It is found in temperate and subarctic deciduous or mixed woodlands, scrub and marshes. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. This 5 inch long bird is unmistakable. The head, tail corners, wing bars and underparts are white....

Blue Tit
2006-08-14 10:50:44

The Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird and most birds do not migrate. The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin, give the Blue...

White-winged Tit
2006-08-14 10:47:11

The White-winged Tit (Parus nuchalis) also known as the White-naped Tit, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The species is distributed in scrub forest in the Kutch region of Gujarat in western India and also in small areas in southern India, especially in the Kaveri river valley. It uses old woodpeckers nest holes for nesting. The populations of the White-winged Tit rapidly...

Great Tit
2006-08-09 15:39:26

The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe and Asia in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. It is an easy tit to recognize, large in size at 5.5 inches, with a broad black line down its otherwise yellow front. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts....

Coal Tit
2006-08-09 15:35:11

The Coal Tit, Parus ater, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout Europe and northern Asia. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. The Coal Tit is 4 to 4.5 inches in length, and has a distinctive large white nape spot on its black head. The head, throat and neck of the adult are glossy blue-black, setting off the white...

Willow Tit
2006-08-09 15:31:42

The Willow Tit, Parus montanus, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and northern Asia. It is more of a conifer specialist than the closely related Marsh Tit, which explains it breeding much further north. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. In the west of its range, it is very similar...

Marsh Tit
2006-08-09 15:27:18

The Marsh Tit, Parus palustris or Poecile palustris, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate Europe and northern Asia. It does not breed in Spain, Ireland, Scotland, or the colder northern countries. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate. The head and neck are glossy blue-black; the chin and upper throat are...

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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