Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
STATUS: Fairly common.
HABITAT: Generally found near the summits of mountains in the Southwest above 8,000 feet in mixed pine-fir forests; usually observed near the tops of coniferous trees.
NEST: Builds a cup-shaped nest, usually placed on the limb of a conifer tree limb near the end, sometimes hidden by pine needles or a cluster of mistletoe; usually high (30 to 80 feet) above the ground.
FOOD: Spends considerable time creeping over the branches and twigs of pines searching for insects. (No studies on food habits have been reported.)
REFERENCES: Bent 1953a, Griscom and Sprunt 1979.