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Tufted Titmouse

Length: 6.5 inches Song: Bold, high-pitched, whistled peter, peter, peter or peto , peto, peto.
Wingspan: 10.75 inches Behavior: Relatively tame; social.
Weight: 0.8 ounces Breeding: Monogamous. Solitary nester. Mates for life.
Habitat: Open forest and forest edge. Population: Abundant to common forests, parks, and shaded suburbs.
Migration: Nonmigratory Feeders: Feeders with sunflower seeds, suet, cornmeal, and peanut butter.
Appearance: Gray tail, rusty sides and flanks, gray-black feet and legs, medium gray upper parts, tufted dark gray head, straight black bill, whitish gray underparts.
Interesting Facts: Will use human hair for it's nest. It's a familiar yard bird. The male feeds the female during the pregnancy.

Compiled by Spencer C., Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos used with permission from Richard Healy.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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