National Geographic : 1934 May
BLITHE BIRDS OF DOORYARD, BUSH, AND BRAKE © National Geographic Society Approximately three-eighths natural size THE CHICKADEE'S TINIEST COUSINS LIVE IN THE WEST The bustling, businesslike bush-tits (upper left) are a little smaller than a man's thumb, but they build elaborate bird mansions of moss, fibers, lichens, and feathers. The dark-cheeked midget is a Lloyd's bush-tit. A happy little desert dweller is the verdin (upper right). Below are the monotonously busy brown creeper (left), and the wren-tit (right), which is of a distinct Pacific coast family, resembling both titmouse and wren.