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Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor )


Photo © Debbie McKenzie

Photo © RenĂ© Corado / WFVZ

Photo © RenĂ© Corado / WFVZ

Adult

Photo © Kevin Bolton

Adult

Photo © William Jobes

Adult

Photo © Bob Baker

Adult

Photo © Debbie McKenzie

Adult

Photo © claire06010

Adult

Photo © Charles Eldermire

Song, call

© Donald R. Gunn

Calls, song

© Michael J. Andersen

Call

© Wilbur L. Hershberger

Song

© Wilbur L. Hershberger

When To Look

Source: Birds of North America Online

Where To Find It

Habitats

forest

town

Substrates

Nestbox or Birdhouse

Live Tree Cavity

Dead Tree Cavity

What You'll Find

Nest Type

cavity

Chick

Altricial

Clutch Size

3
5
6
9

Nest Height

90 ft
3 ft

Nesting Statistics

Incubation Period

12-14
days

Brooding Period

15-16
days

Useful Hints

  • Titmice build cup-shaped nests inside the nest cavity using damp leaves, moss and grasses, and bark strips. They line this cup with soft materials such as hair, fur, wool, and cotton, sometimes plucking hairs directly from living mammals.
  • During incubation, the male feeds the female both on and off the nest.
  • “Helpers” from a previous year’s nest may occasionally aid the breeding pair in raising young.