Perching

Bushtit

Psaltriparus minimus
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Length: 5 in. (11 cm )
Often traveling together in large family groups of up to 30 or 40, the Bushtit attracts many other species that form mixed foraging flocks in a wide range of open wet to dry forest types. The food is primarily small insects gleaned from leaves and vegetation. Their conspicuous hanging nest looks like a gourd woven with twigs, moss, lichens, grass and spider webbing. Although one pair lays the eggs, many other individuals help feed the young.\r\n

The four-digit banding code is BUSH.

Female | Oliver Niehuis


Chaparral

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Bushtit
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bushtit

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Bushtit. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bushtit

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Bushtit". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bushtit

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Bushtit". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bushtit

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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