How to Identify a Tufted Titmouse
Long regarded as a southern species, the tufted titmouse has been spreading northward and is now a familiar visitor across the east.
What Does a Tufted Titmouse Look Like?
Scientific Name: Baeolophus bicolor.
Length: 6-1/2 inches.
Wingspan: 9-3/4 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Gray above and white below, rusty-brown flanks, prominent pointed crest and large dark eyes.
Nest and Eggs
They nest in natural cavities in trees; female lays three to nine creamy spotted eggs.
What Does a Tufted Titmouse Eat?
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Listen to the tufted titmouse’s song. Their call resembles “Peter, Peter, Peter” and they also have a harsh chattering sound to warn other birds of intruders.
Bird songs provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Range Map and Habitat
Look for these birds in deciduous woodlands, preferably in swamps and river bottoms; however, they have adapted to residential wooded areas.
Range maps provided by Kaufman Field Guides, the official field guide of Birds & Blooms.