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Tufted Titmouse

Parus bicolor
Tufted Titmouse

Range

They live all year in southern Ontario and the eastern half of the U.S. from Minnesota east and south into Mexico.

Habitat

They live in moist woodlands, swamps, orchards, parks, and yards.

Body Traits

They are gray above, white below with a gray head crest and dark eyes. They have rusty sides (flanks). Males and females look alike.

Habits

They will visit bird feeders.

Diet

They eat insects and seeds and will visit bird feeders.

Reproduction

They nest in tree holes using leaves, moss, grass, and bits of bark. Females lay 3 – 9 eggs with reddish spots.

Tufted Titmouse

Classification

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Family: Paridae
Genus: Baeolophus
Species: B. bicolor

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