Oak Titmouse: Medium-sized titmouse with pale, brown-tinged gray upperparts and paler face and underparts. The bill is small and black, and legs and feet are gray. Weak, fluttering flight. A recently formed species, and along with the Juniper Titmouse, was known as the Plain Titmouse until 1996.
Range and Habitat
Oak Titmouse: Resident from southern Oregon south to Baja California. Preferred habitats include live oaks and deciduous growth, including oak woodlands, streamside cottonwoods, forest edges, and oak-juniper woodlands.
The Oak Titmouse mates for life, and pairs defend year-round territories.
Unlike other members of the family, they do not form flocks in winter.
A group of titmice are collectively known as a "banditry" and a "dissimulation" of titmice.
The Oak Titmouse has a large range, reaching up to roughly 170,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in Mexico and the United States where it prefers a variety of habitats. It appears in urban areas as well as subtropical and tropical shrub lands as well as forested areas. The global population of this species is estimated to be around 900,000 individual birds. Currently, it is not believed that the population trends for this bird will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the Oak Titmouse have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.