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Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor )


Photo © Debbie McKenzie

Tufted Titmouse eggs

Photo © RenĂ© Corado

Tufted Titmouse nest

Photo © RenĂ© Corado

Adult

Photo © Ben McGann | Macaulay Library

Adult

Photo © Daniel Hosford | Macaulay Library

Adult

Photo © Bruce Cochrane | Macaulay Library

Adult

Photo © Mark Patry | Macaulay Library

Adult

Photo © Jesse White | Macaulay Library

Adult

Photo © Sean MInnick | Macaulay Library

Adult

Photo © Lisa Owens | Macaulay Library

Song

© Wil Hershberger | Macaulay Library

Song

© Wil Hershberger | Macaulay Library

Song

© Robert C. Stein

Calls

© Michael Andersen

Calls

© Randolph Little

Calls

© Wil Hershberger | Macaulay Library

Calls

© Wil 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.