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Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus )


Photo © Susanne Meyer

Oak Titmouse nest

Photo © RenĂ© Corado

Oak Titmouse eggs

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Oak Titmouse nestlings

Photo © Joan Gunterman

Photo © Brian Sullivan | Macaulay Library

Photo © Ken Chamberlain | Macaulay Library

Photo © Kent Leland | Macaulay Library

Photo © Mike Schanbacher | Macaulay Library

Photo © Maury Swoveland | Macaulay Library

Photo © Kent Forward | Macaulay Library

Song

© Thomas G. Sander | Macaulay Library

Song

© Geoffrey A. Keller

Calls

© Geoffrey A. Keller | Macaulay Library

Calls

© Geoffrey A. Keller

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

  • The Oak Titmouse mates for life, and pairs defend year-round territories.
  • The female is primarily responsible for nest construction; during this time, the male is increasingly attendant to her, feeding her inside the cavity and accompanying her while she gathers nest material.
  • The nest is primarily built of grass, moss, hair, and feathers.