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Saw this in my backyard in the Bay Area, CA yesterday evening. Bushtit doesn't seem to have hair standing up on the crown, so I'm not sure

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This is actually an Oak Titmouse. Note the short, stubby beak, short crest, medium-long tail, plain, gray-brown nondescript overall, and black eye. Bushtits would be smaller, have an even shorter, stubbier, thinner bill, lack the titmouse's crest, and exhibit a different, more frantic behavior.

Even though the Oak Titmouse is extremely similar to the Juniper Titmouse, the latter can be ruled out by range because it lives farther east.

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