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Common Names in English:
American Bushtit, Black-eared Bushtit, black-tailed bushtit, bushtit, coast bushtit, Common Bushtit, Lead-colored Bushtit, least titmouse, Lloyd's bushtit, plumbeous titmouse
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Length : 3.5 inches.
Vegetation: tropical lowland evergreen forest, pine-oak forests, arid montane scrubs • Minimum Elevation: 1,200 meters • Maximum Elevation: 3,600 meters • Foraging Strata: Canopy • Center of Abundance: Upper montaine: mountains, upper range, above 3,600 m. • Sensitivity to Disturbance: Low
Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 5,013 meters (0 to 16,447 feet).
List of Habitats
- 1 Forest
- 1.1 Forest - Boreal
- 1.4 Forest - Temperate
- 1.5 Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
- 1.9 Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
- 3 Shrubland
- 3.4 Shrubland - Temperate
- 3.5 Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
- 3.7 Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude
- 14 Artificial/Terrestrial
- 14.5 Artificial/Terrestrial - Urban Areas
- 14.6 Artificial/Terrestrial - Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest [more info]
Mostly: Insects. Lesser Quantities of: Plant Matter
- Breeding Habitat : Successional-scrub
- Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
- Clutch Size: 5-7
- Length of Incubation : 12 days
- Days to Fledge : 14-15
- Number of Broods: 2
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- C. Linnaeus, 1758
- (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Grobben, 1908
- (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Bateson, 1885
- Cuvier, 1812
- Jawed Vertebrates
- Goodrich, 1930
- Linnaeus, 1758
- Gauthier, 1986
- (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
- Pycraft, 1900
- Sibley et al., 1988
- Order: Passeriformes () - C. Linnaeus, 1758
- Superorder: Passerimorphae () - Sibley et al., 1988
- Cohort: Neognathae () - Pycraft, 1900
- Infraclass: Aves () - (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
- Subclass: Avialae () - Gauthier, 1986
- Class: Aves () - Linnaeus, 1758
- Superclass: Tetrapoda () - Goodrich, 1930
- Infraphylum: Gnathostomata () - auct. - Jawed Vertebrates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata () - Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Phylum: Chordata () - Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia () - (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Deuterostomia () - Grobben, 1908
- Subkingdom: Bilateria () - (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Kingdom: Animalia () - C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
Psaltriparus minimus (Townsend, 1837)
Status: Accepted Name
Last scrutiny: 24-Jun-1996
Long tail, short bill and dull plumage make the bushtit unlikely to be confused with any other bird.
Members of the genus Psaltriparus
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species and subspecies in this genus:
P. melanotis (Black-Eared Bushtit) · P. melanotis melanotis (Black-Eared Bushtit) · P. minimus (Lead-Colored Bushtit) · P. minimus californicus (Bushtit) · P. minimus cecaumenorum (Bushtit) · P. minimus grindae (Bushtit) · P. minimus lloydi (Bushtit) · P. minimus melanurus (Bushtit) · P. minimus minimus (Bushtit) · P. minimus plumbeus (Bushtit) · P. minimus socialbilis (Bushtit)
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Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 12, 2008:
- Avian Knowledge Network: eBird
- Avian Knowledge Network: Great Backyard Bird Count
- Avian Knowledge Network: Project FeederWatch
- Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics
- Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility: Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Birds (Aves)
- Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility: Royal British Columbia Museum
- Canadian Museum of Nature: Canadian Museum of Nature Bird Collection
- Museum of Vertebrate Zoology: Terrestrial vertebrate specimens
- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: Santa Barbara Musem of Natural History
- UCLA-Dickey Bird Collection (UCLA-Dickey): Bird specimens
- UNIBIO, IBUNAM: CNAV/Coleccion Nacional de Aves
- University of Alaska Museum of the North: MSB Birds Specimens
- University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (UMMZ): Bird specimens
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 5324
- Catalogue of Life Accepted Name Code: ITS-178765
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 2478838
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN): 178764
- IUCN ID: 236606
- Natural Heritage Network Species Identifier: ABPAY01010
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 13345