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Tufted Titmouse

Baeolophus bicolor 
Titmouse family (Paridae)

Overall grayish color, gray crest on head, white breast and belly, rusty patches on sides.

Deciduous forest.

Cavity nester. Nests in natural tree cavities, old woodpecker holes, or artificial nest boxes. Eggs are white with small brown speckles. Clutch size – 5 to 6 eggs.


Song is a down-slurred series of two-syllable whistled notes, “peter peter peter” or one-syllable “pete pete pete”.  Call is a scolding “jweejweejwee” or a series of high-pitched whistles.  Family groups of titmice chat vigorously; sounds like they’re having a tea party. 

In the Nature Park:
Year-round resident.