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About the Tufted Titmouse

The Tufted Titmouse is a small songbird related to birds in the chickadee family. Their breeding habitat is deciduous and mixed woods in southeastern Canada and the eastern United States. They nest in a hole in a tree, either a natural cavity or sometimes an old woodpecker nest.

Tufted Titmice forage actively on branches, sometimes on the ground, mainly eating insects, especially caterpillars, but also seeds, nuts and berries. They will store food for later use. Their loud call Peter! Peter! Peter! can alert a birdwatcher to their nearby presence.

The Titmouse's range is expanding northwards, possibly with the increased availability of food at bird feeders.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007
Scientific Name Baeolophus bicolor
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Baeolophus
  • B. bicolor
Birdorable Family Tits, Chickadees & Kinglets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 July 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
5.5 to 6.3 inches
7.9 to 10.2 inches
.6 to .9 ounces
Range North America United States (East)

International Names

  • 美洲凤头山雀 (Chinese)
  • Sýkora Rezavoboká (Czech)
  • Toppet Topmejse (Danish)
  • Tweekleurige Mees (Dutch)
  • Puistotiainen (Finnish)
  • Mésange Bicolore (French)
  • Indianermeise (German)
  • Cincia Bicolore Americana (Italian)
  • エボシガラ (Eboshigara) (Japanese)
  • 댕기박새 (Daenggibaksae) (Korean)
  • Gråduskmeis (Norwegian)
  • Sikora Dwubarwna (Polish)
  • Острохохлая синица (Russian)
  • Herrerillo Bicolor (Spanish)
  • Östlig Gråmes (Swedish)

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