Bushtit in Thought

February 4, 2016

A common and beloved year-round resident of the GNG is the long-tailed tit Psaltriparus minimus, or Bushtit (there are 13 Species of long-tailed tits worldwide, but this is the only species found in the Americas).  These spunky little birds are always on the move and very social by nature; so much so that they will even cooperatively breed.  This female hung-back briefly from its foraging flock – possibly to contemplate something important?

Bushtit
Bushtit

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