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Bushtit

Psaltriparus minimus

Description:

This male is building a pendant nest out of lichen and moss wrapped in spider silk. "The Bushtit is one of the smallest passerines in North America, at 11 cm in length and 5-6 gms in weight. It is gray-brown overall, with a large head, a short neck, a long tail, and a short stubby bill. The male has dark eyes and the adult female, yellow. Coastal forms have a brown "cap" while those in the interior have brown "mask." " - Wikipedia

Habitat:

Oak tree in mixed Oak forest. "The Bushtit inhabits mixed open woodlands, often containing oaks and a scrubby chaparral understory ; it also inhabits parks and gardens. It is a year-round resident of the western United States and highland parts of Mexico, ranging from Vancouver through the Great Basin and the lowlands and foothills of California to southern Mexico and Guatemala." - Wikipedia

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3 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Very Nice spotting, Love to see such beautiful series, you may like to visit this one which I spot near my office, http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/999...

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Thanks. I was wondering who was making these nests around here!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Lovely!

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012

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