Tits and Chickadees (Paridae)

Bridled Titmouse (Baeolophus wollweberi) - HBW 12, p. 729

French: Mésange arlequin German: Zügelmeise Spanish: Herrerillo Embridado

Taxonomy: Lophophanes wollweberi Bonaparte, 1850, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Until recently present genus normally subsumed into a broad Parus, and many authors still prefer that treatment; present species has also been placed in Lophophanes by some, but molecular-genetic data indicate a much closer relationship to other members of present genus. Nominate race and phillipsi intergrade in NW Mexico; caliginosus often merged with nominate. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • vandevenderi (Rea, 1986) - SW USA (C Arizona, extreme SW New Mexico).
  • phillipsi (van Rossem, 1947) - SW USA (SE Arizona) and NW Mexico (E Sonora, Chihuahua, N Sinaloa, N Durango).
  • wollweberi (Bonaparte, 1850) - C & S Mexico (Sinaloa and Durango and C Nuevo León S to Michoacán and Puebla).
  • caliginosus (van Rossem, 1947) - SW Mexico (Guerrero, Oaxaca).