photographs by Douglas Herr
Aegithalidae: Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

20 April 2021
Bushtit Bushtit Bushtit
07 November 2016
Bushtit Bushtit
27 June 2015
Bushtit Bushtit
10 June 2015
20 September 2014
31 January 2010
13 January 2008
January 2006
Solano County California

Field identification tips: Tiny and kinetic, Bushtits (Psaltriparus minimus) are gray bits of fluff found in loose flocks, chattering as they move from one bush to the next as they search for insects. It's unlikely you will see only one Bushtit, and saying "adorable Bushtit" is redundant. Males have dark eyes, females have light-colored eyes.

Typical range: P. minimus is a resident of western North America along the Pacific coast states north to southern British Columbia, south through much of Mexico and into parts of Central Ameerica, the Great Basin, and Four Corners excluding the highest mountains.

Habitat: P. minimus can be found in brushy scrublands, suburban yards, riparian woodlands and chaparral.

all photographs Copyright (C) Douglas Herr
last updated 27 January 2022