Tufted Titmouse

Baeolophus bicolor

Overview

The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is a passerine (order Passeriformes) species of bird (class Aves) in the tits, chickadees, and titmice family (Paridae). Once classified as a subspecies of the Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus), in 2002 it was recognized as a separate species.

Description

A small songbird with a stubby round bill, big black eyes and a short tufted grey crest that can be raised. Gray above and white front with rusty flanks and black foreheads. The sexes are similar.

Range

Found year-round in deciduous and mixed woods, parks, and backyards in the eastern United States and Ontario, Canada.

Gallery

Observed

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) - United States

United States

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) - Canada

Canada

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Observed
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) - United States

United States

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) - Canada

Canada

Classification

Species in the Genus of Baeolophus

Black-crested Titmouse

Baeolophus atricristatus

Bridled Titmouse

Baeolophus wollweberi

Juniper Titmouse

Baeolophus ridgwayi

Oak Titmouse

Baeolophus inornatus

Tufted Titmouse

Baeolophus bicolor

External Links

Tufted Titmouse – Wikipedia
Tufted Titmouse – Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Tufted Titmouse – Audubon.org