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Tufted Titmouse

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Parus bicolor
Tufted Titmouse


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.

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.


They will visit bird feeders.


They eat insects and seeds and will visit bird feeders.

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

Tufted Titmouse


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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