- Length: 3.5 inches
- Short bill
- Pale gray upperparts
- Whitish underparts
- Long gray tail
- Sexes similar
- Some variation in plumage-coastal birds have brownish crowns, interior
birds have brownish cheeks, some birds from near Mexico have black cheeks
- Usually found in flocks
Long tail, short bill and dull plumage make the bushtit unlikely to be
confused with any other bird.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.