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Adult : Head : tufted dark gray Bill: black Curvature: straight Body: Flanks: rusty Sides: rusty Underparts: whitish gray Upperparts: medium gray Legs : Foot Color: gray-black Leg Color: gray-black Tail: gray.
Light gray overall, with a gray crest , head , back, wings , and tail. White breast and belly. A rust-colored band extends from below the wings to just in front of the tail. The region above the bill is black.
About 6.5 inches long, with a wingspan of 10.75 to 10.75 inches. Adults weigh about 0.8 ounces .
List of Habitats
- 1 Forest
- 1.4 Forest - Temperate
- 1.8 Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Swamp
- 3 Shrubland
- 3.4 Shrubland - Temperate
- 3.6 Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Moist
- 14 Artificial/Terrestrial
- 14.1 Artificial/Terrestrial - Arable Land
- 14.5 Artificial/Terrestrial - Urban Areas [more info]
During the non-breeding season , the Tufted Titmouse spends most of its time foraging . Moving along the trunk and branches of trees , it searches leaves and bark crevices for insects such as caterpillars, beetles, ants , wasps, and bees, and for spiders and their egg cases. Titmice are often seen picking through suspended clusters of dead leaves. The birds also eat fruit, nuts and various seeds. In the fall and winter they cache hundreds of seeds in crevices in trees. These stored seeds provide a good food source when retrieved during the cold winter. Titmouse habitat includes deciduous woodlands, parklands, and suburban areas. This species is often seen at backyard feeders . It is common for the Titmouse to forage in mixed species flocks with Chickadees, Nuthatches, and small woodpeckers.
Breeding season lasts from early April to early July. The female builds her nest in a natural tree cavity or in a hole excavated by woodpeckers. The nest is often lined with moss, leaves, grass , fur, and snake skin . Many different types of trees are used, including elms, maples, pines, oaks, and beech trees. Nest height averages 10 m (35 ft ) above ground . Titmice will also nest in boxes. The female lays 3 - 9 creamy white eggs with brownish-purple spots, which she incubates for 13 days. Nestlings are altricial and do not open their eyes until they are 4 days old. Both parents feed the nestlings. The young leave the nest after 15-16 days, by which time they are fully feathered and look like the adults .
- Breeding Habitat : Woodland
- Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
- Nest Type: Cavity
- Clutch Size: 4-8
- Length of Incubation : 13-14 days
- Days to Fledge : 15-18
- Number of Broods: 1, 2 in south
Predators include hawks, owls, snakes , and cats.
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- C. Linnaeus, 1758
- (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Grobben, 1908
- (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Bateson, 1885
- Cuvier, 1812
- Jawed Vertebrates
- Goodrich, 1930
- Gauthier, 1986
- (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
- Pycraft, 1900
- Sibley et al., 1988
- Order: Passeriformes () - C. Linnaeus, 1758
- Superorder: Passerimorphae () - Sibley et al., 1988
- Cohort: Neognathae () - Pycraft, 1900
- Infraclass: Aves () - (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
- Subclass: Avialae () - Gauthier, 1986
- Superclass: Tetrapoda () - Goodrich, 1930
- Infraphylum: Gnathostomata () - auct. - Jawed Vertebrates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata () - Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Phylum: Chordata () - Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia () - (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Deuterostomia () - Grobben, 1908
- Subkingdom: Bilateria () - (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Kingdom: Animalia () - C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
Baeolophus bicolor (Linnaeus, 1766)
Status: Accepted Name
Last scrutiny: 17-Jul-2007
Members of the genus Baeolophus
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 8 species and subspecies in this genus:
B. atricristatus (Black-Crested Titmouse) · B. bicolor (Tufted Titmouse) · B. inornatus (Oak Titmouse) · B. inornatus inornatus (Oak Titmouse) · B. ridgwayi (Juniper Titmouse) · B. ridgwayi ridgwayi (Juniper Titmouse) · B. wollweberi (Bridled Titmouse) · B. wollweberi wollweberi (Bridled Titmouse)
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- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 5266
- Catalogue of Life Accepted Name Code: ITS-726146
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 13286405
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN): 554138
- IUCN ID: 193857
- Natural Heritage Network Species Identifier: ABPAW01110
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 906