Tufted Titmouse

About the Tufted Titmouse

The Tufted Titmouse is a small, gray bird with a distinctive crest on its head. It has large, dark eyes and a short, stout bill. The upperparts are soft gray, while the underparts are lighter, almost white. It also has a noticeable rust-colored patch beneath its wings.

This bird is often found in deciduous forests, parks, and gardens across the eastern United States. It prefers habitats with a mix of trees and open spaces. The Tufted Titmouse is a year-round resident in its range, showing little migratory behavior.

Tufted Titmice are known for their curious and active nature. They frequently visit bird feeders, especially those with sunflower seeds. Their diet includes insects, seeds, and nuts. These birds are often seen foraging in pairs or small family groups.

They have a clear, whistled song that sounds like "peter-peter-peter." During the breeding season, they nest in tree cavities or nest boxes. Both males and females work together to build the nest and raise their young.

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