Plumage/Description: Males and females have similar plumage but can be distinguished by the color of their iris—males is dark, females’ is light colored. Overall plumage color is a darker gray on top, and a paler gray (almost ash-colored) on the underside. A very non-descript bird plumage-wise, but size and flocking behavior are diagnostic
Habitat: Most abundant in both Oak/Chaparral and Pinyon/Juniper Habitat, but are also common in both riparian areas as well as Ponderosa Pine forests where they overlap with oaks.
Time of year: Year-round.
Relative Abundance: Common.
Behavior: A tiny restless bird that rarely sits still. A very busy foliage gleaner. Form large flocks in winter, and will join in with mixed species flocks as well. During breeding season they pair up.
Diet: Insects, suet.
Similar species: Juniper Titmouse.
Best Sites: Residential neighborhoods, Willow Lake (Heritage) Park, Pioneer Park, Acker Park.