Do you know what TUTI means? It is the four-letter code used by birders and bird banders for the Tufted Titmouse, one of the cutest birds found in Canada and the United States and a common backyard feeder bird. This adorable titmouse design is a sort... Read more »
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 & Statistics
The Tufted Titmouse is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Get ready to dress up your pumpkins this Halloween with some cute Birdorable birds! Below you can download four different cute bird pumpkin carving patterns of varying skill levels as free downloads. Two of our patterns are simple bird cut-outs, and two are inverted designs where the... Read more »