Crested, energetic embodiment of the western Oak forests. Common in southern Oregon and California. Timing: year-round. Prefers dry oak or pine-oak forests. Medium with a short, stubby bill; plumage is all gray with crest. Mate for life. Don’t flock in winter. Previously grouped with Juniper Titmouse as Plain Titmouse. Roosts in cavities or very dense foliage. Diet includes insects and seeds, including acorns. Oldest wild individual recorded was 9. Population ~ 0.45 million.