Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Bushtit in Ramona

Bushtits on the coastal slope of San Diego County are darker and browner than elsewhere in their western US and SW Canada range. They are typical of those described for northwestern Baja California, Psaltriparus minimus melanurus (San Diego County Bird Atlas, 2004, Philip Unitt).

Bushtit. Ramona, California. January 21, 2019.
These birds are common throughout the county, except desert. They are found in oak woodlands, chaparral, and residential areas.

More photos of Bushtit in San Diego from eBird. Click on the photos to rate (1 awful, 2 poor but identifiable, 3 average or small, 4 very good, 5 magazine cover worthy).

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