They live all year in southern Ontario and the eastern half of the U.S. from Minnesota east and south into Mexico.
They live in moist woodlands, swamps, orchards, parks, and yards.
They are gray above, white below with a gray head crest and dark eyes. They have rusty sides (flanks). Males and females look alike.
They will visit bird feeders.
They eat insects and seeds and will visit bird feeders.
They nest in tree holes using leaves, moss, grass, and bits of bark. Females lay 3 – 9 eggs with reddish spots.
Species: B. bicolor
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