Bridled Titmouse (Baeolophus wollweberi) - HBW 12, p. 729
French: Mésange arlequin
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Foraging on peanut butter that has been spread on the tree trunk. Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp phillipsi)
Don DesJardin 27 July 2008 4 years ago 26 sec 4.3
A bird eating on a feeder Locality Ramsey Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp phillipsi)
Bill Wayman 31 March 2001 5 years ago 29 sec 3.7
adult opening seed after visiting feeder Locality Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp phillipsi)
Malcolm Mark Swan 31 July 2009 3 years ago 22 sec 3.5
A head shot.
Locality Portal, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Ken Havard 1 April 2009 31 weeks ago 3.8
Very active bird in the tree canopy.
Locality Sulphide Del Rey Campground, Gila County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Ken Simonite 18 April 2012 1 year ago 3.4
On a wire near a feeding station
Locality Cave Creek Canyon, Cochise County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Erik Breden 12 August 2007 3 years ago 3.4
in a tree
Locality Sinaloa State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp wollweberi)
Michael Retter 1 January 2009 3 years ago 2.5