A Tufted Titmouse is a fun bird to see while bird watching. Below are some tips to help you identify the Tufted Titmouse. We have also put together a list of fun Tufted Titmouse t-shirts, Tufted Titmouse bird patches, bird houses, bird feeders, binoculars, stickers and other fun bird watching items.
About the Tufted Titmouse
The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus Bicolor) is a small songbird from North America, a species in the tit and chickadee family (Paridae). They are a very vocal species that frequently send uttering calls and sing during the spring and summer. This songbird is mostly recognized for its gray, crested head, rust-colored flanks, black forehead, and large eyes.
Tufted Titmouse Color Pattern
Its back is filled with soft silvery gray plumage while its underbelly is white with a rusty peach-colored pattern. The Tufted Titmouse has a distinctive black patch above its bill which makes it look snub-nosed.
Tufted Titmouse Size
Their heir large head and eye, thick neck, and full bodies make the Tufted Titmouse birds appear as large birds.
The relative size for both sexes is:
Length: 5.5-6.3 in (14-16 cm)
Weight: 0.6-0.9 oz (18-26 g)
Wingspan: 7.9-10.2 in (20-26 cm)
Tufted Titmouse Behavior
- These birds are acrobatic hunters that are very methodical and slow in how they forage.
- They are regular visitors at bird feeders and flock together with nuthatches, chickadees, and woodpeckers.
- Tufted Titmouse birds produce a loud “peta-peta-peta” whistled songs that fill the spring air.
What Tufted Titmouse Eat
Their diet is mostly insects like caterpillars, beetles, true bugs and seeds, nuts, and small fruits. They also sometimes eat spiders and snails.
Where the Tufted Titmouse Live
The Tufted Titmouse is found in most Eastern woodlands and indigenous evergreen forests. They are also domestic birds commonly found at bird feeders in parks, backyards, and orchards.
It needs a habitat with dense canopies and large trees for it to build its nests in.
Range and Migration
Tufted Titmouse Lifecycle
Female Tufted Titmouse birds lay 5-6 smooth white speckled eggs at a one egg per day rate. She incubates the eggs for 12 to 14 days and the male Titmouse feeds his partner as she does so. After a few days the eggs hatch and the female broods over her chicks while the male bird feeds all of them.
At the edge of 15-16 days, the chicks are ready to fledge and fly out of the nest.
Bird Watching Academy & Camp Subscription Boxes
At Bird Watching Academy & Camp we help kids, youth, and adults get excited and involved in bird watching. We have several monthly subscription boxes that you can subscribe to. Our monthly subscription boxes help kids, youth, and adults learn about birds, bird watching, and bird conservation.
Bird Watching Binoculars for Identifying Tufted Titmouse
The most common types of bird watching binoculars for viewing Tufted Titmouses are 8×21 binoculars and 10×42 binoculars. Bird Watching Academy & Camp sells really nice 8×21 binoculars and 10×42 binoculars. You can view and purchase them here.
Tufted Titmouse T-shirts
If you love the Tufted Titmouse you should purchase a Bird Watching Academy & Camp T-shirt. To help support bird conservation we donate 10 percent to bird conservation activities.
Tufted Titmouse Iron On Patches
Kids, Youth, and Adults love to collect our Bird Watching Academy & Camp iron on patches. Our bird watching patches help you keep track of the birds you have seen an identified. You can also display the patches on our Bird Watching Academy & Camp banners.
The Tufted Titmouse is a great iron on patch to start your collection with. The patches are durable and can be sewn on or ironed on to just about anything.
Tufted Titmouse Stickers
Stickers are a great way for you to display your love for bird watching and the Emperor Goose. We sell a monthly subscription sticker pack. The sticker packs have 12 bird stickers. These sticker packs will help your kids learn new birds every month.
Bird Feeders For Tufted Titmouse
There are many types of bird feeders. Here are our favorite bird feeders for your backyard. We use all of these bird feeders currently. Kids will have a great time watching birds eat at these bird feeders. Using this collection of bird feeders will provide a wide variety and many types of birds.
Best Bird Houses for the Tufted Titmouse
There are many types of bird houses. Building a bird house is always fun but can be frustrating. These 4 bird houses have become our favorites. Getting a bird house for kids to watch birds grow is always fun. We spent a little extra money on these bird houses but they have been worth the higher price and look great.