Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor


  • Size: 6 inches (14-16 cm)
  • Wingspan: 8 to 10 inches (20-26 cm)
  • Weight: .64 to .92 ounces (18-26 g)

This is a small grey bird with a short tuft on its head. It has prominent black eyes on a pale grey face.


This cute little song bird eats insects, seeds and berries. Can be attracted to bird feeders with black oil sunflower seeds and suet bird food.

Sex Differences:

The male and female have the same color and markings.


They will construct their nests in natural tree cavities and bird houses. Uses moss, hair, grass, leaves, cotton and bark to construct its nest.


Tufted Titmouse Range Map
Tufted Titmouse Range Map Key

A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know:

  • Since the 1940's, their range has grown from south to north, due in part to the increased number of bird feeders.
  • Will use its sharp, black bill to open moth cocoons, shells of other insect larvae and eggs for feeding.
  • As part of courtship, the male will feed the female while she quivers her wings and sings with high-pitched notes.

More information on how to attract a Tufted Titmouse and other wild birds into your yard. 

Information on other backyard birds

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