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Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus griseus)


Photo © Tim Lenz

Juniper Titmouse nest

Photo © RenĂ© Corado

Juniper Titmouse eggs

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Photo © Ed Harper | Macaulay Library

Photo © Caleb Hawley | Macaulay Library

Photo © Taylor Abbott | Macaulay Library

Photo © Bryan Calk | Macaulay Library

Photo © Ted Floyd | Macaulay Library

Song

© Hope Batcheller | Macaulay Library

Calls

© William W. H. Gunn | Macaulay Library

Calls

© William W. H. Gunn | Macaulay Library

When To Look

Source: Birds of North America Online

Where To Find It

Habitats

open woodland

Substrates

Nestbox or Birdhouse

Live Tree Cavity

Dead Tree Cavity

What You'll Find

Nest Type

cavity

Chick

Altricial

Clutch Size

3
6
7
9

Nest Height

11 ft
3 ft

Nesting Statistics

Incubation Period

12-16
days

Brooding Period

16-21
days

Useful Hints

  • Nests of the Juniper Titmouse are often placed in crevices in twisted trunks of larger, older juniper trees.
  • The incubating female sits very tight on the nest while incubating, and will hiss like a snake if disturbed.
  • Nests may be reused by the same or a different pair in subsequent years.