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Tufted Titmouse-27527-2.jpg
Baeolophus bicolor
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Baeolophus
Cabanis, 1850
Baeolophus distribution map.png
Range of Baeolophus

Baeolophus is a genus of birds in the family Paridae. Its members are commonly known as titmice. All the species are native to North America. In the past, most authorities retained Baeolophus as a subgenus within the genus Parus, but treatment as a distinct genus, initiated by the American Ornithological Society, is now widely accepted.[1]


The genus name Baeolophus tratlates to small crested and is a compound of the Ancient Greek words βαιός : baiós - small, and λόφος : lόphοs - crest.


The genus contains the five species:[2]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Bridled Titmouse (Baeolophus wollweberi) (16875140301).jpg Baeolophus wollweberi Bridled titmouse Arizona and New Mexico to Southern Mexico
Baeolophus inornatus -San Luis Obispo, California, USA-8.jpg Baeolophus inornatus Oak titmouse Pacific coast from Baja California to Oregon
Baeolophus ridgwayi Arizona.jpg Baeolophus ridgwayi Juniper titmouse The Great Basin and adjacent areas
Tufted Titmouse (24611352525).jpg Baeolophus bicolor Tufted titmouse East of the Mississippi and from lower Canada to the Everglades
Black-crested Titmouse.jpg Baeolophus atricristatus Black-crested titmouse Missouri to east-central Mexico


  1. ^ Del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Christie D. (editors). (2007). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-84-96553-42-2
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Waxwings and their allies, tits & penduline tits". World Bird List Version 6.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 February 2016.