Tufted Titmouse

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 05 August 2007
Scientific Name
Baeolophus bicolor
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Baeolophus
  • B. bicolor
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.5 to 6.3 inches
7.9 to 10.2 inches
.6 to .9 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 美洲凤头山雀
Czech (Cesky) Sýkora Rezavoboká
Danish (Dansk) Toppet Topmejse
Dutch (Nederlands) Tweekleurige Mees
Finnish (Suomi) Puistotiainen
French (Français) Mésange Bicolore
German (Deutsch) Indianermeise
Italian (Italiano) Cincia Bicolore Americana
Japanese (日本語) エボシガラ (Eboshigara)
Korean (한국어) 댕기박새 (Daenggibaksae)
Norwegian (Norsk) Gråduskmeis
Polish (Polski) Sikora Dwubarwna
Russian (русский язык) Острохохлая синица
Spanish (Español) Herrerillo Bicolor
Swedish (Svenska) Östlig Gråmes
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