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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.

Habitat:
Deciduous forest.

Nesting:
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.

Voice:

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.

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