Range. - Northern Mexico north into western Texas and New Mexico.
This species is similar to the lead-colored Bush-Tit but has the ear coverts glossy black. Like the others, it builds a long pensile nest of similar material and suspended from the extremities of limbs near the ground The five to seven eggs are pure white. Size .58 x .42.
E. L. Bickford BUSH-TIT AND NEST.