Tufted Titmouse

Fast Facts:

  • Common Name:
    Tufted Titmouse
  • Scientific Name:
    Baeolophus bicolor
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Size: 6.3 inches long
  • Weight: .74 ounce


Small and gray birds, tufted titmice are often thought to have friendly faces, thanks to their large eyes, small bills, and fluffy (tufted) crests.

Habitat and Migration

Tufted titmice can be found in shrublands, gardens, parks, and mixed woods and prefer deciduous trees. They are non-migratory by nature and can be found throughout the midwest, and eastern United States, from Texas up to Minnesota and parts of southern Canada.

Social Behavior

Big fans of backyard feeders, tufted titmice have been known to hang from trees and diving right onto the feeders. Instead of grouping into flocks, these birds usually stick to pairs. However, it’s not uncommon to find a pair has welcomed younger birds (or even one of their young) into their tiny group. Sometimes, one of their young will stay with them into the next breeding season, assisting in raising their brothers and sisters.

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