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titmouse at bath
Tufted Titmouse displaying his beauty
Tufted Titmouse eating a sunflower seed
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Tufted Titmouse
Wheezer's Notes:
The Tufted Titmouse is a beautiful thing. Feathers are always neatly combed. These birds will frequent feeders for black oil sunflower seeds. They won't stay at the feeder to eat though (normally). They will flit in, grab a seed and flit to a nearby tree limb to eat it. They will hold the seed with their feet and peck away at it to open it (see photo, left bottom -- in this case the tit stayed at the feeder to open it). Once opened they will eat the meat and return to the feeder for another. Seems like a lot of trouble for each seed but I guess it doesn't take all that many to keep such a little bird going.
The range map at right indicates states in which the latest Breeding Bird Survey counted at least some areas of concentrations of Titmice in excess of 11. This information is from the USGS Patuxent Bird Identification Center
More About Titmice:
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Titmouse Range
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Titmice by Keith Graham Paperback - 48 pages (October 1998) Voyageur Press; ISBN: 1900455536 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.30 x 8.88 x 9.89
Juvenile Tufted Titmouse
Juvenile Titmouse
Photo by Sander 6/8/02,
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