Bushtit

Swallows and Larks

Bushtit

Psaltriparus minimus

All Year

Swallows and Larks

Bushtit

Daniel Fitzgerald

Bushtit

Frequents scrub-oak and pine-oak woodlands; also found in chaparral and wooded areas. 


These tiny, short-billed, grayish birds and identified by the lack of yellow in the face, their energetic behavior, and the sharp twittering 'tsit' calls that they give. Seeing one is never enough: these birds tend to travel in flocks!


Nests in trees or shrubs, where its pendulous gourd-shaped nest structure is built from twigs, mosses, lichens, and other plant matter. Eats mostly small insects and spiders. 

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