Resident Songbirds: Tufted Titmouse

Photo of Tufted Titmouse

The Tufted Titmouse is a familiar bird of forests and backyards throughout southern and central New England. This species' range has been expanding for the last several decades, and, if the trend continues, may come to include northern parts of New England, where this species is only infrequently found.

Tufted Titmice, like Black-capped Chickadees, are cavity nesters, but while the latter often excavate their own cavities from dead standing trees, the former instead rely on ready-made holes, like those made by a woodpecker. Both species will also use wooden nest boxes.

The song of the Tufted Titmouse is a loud, clear whistle, often of paired or tripled notes. Here's an example:

To learn more about these bold birds, visit All About Birds. Explore more audio samples at Xeno-canto.

Photo of Tufted Titmouse

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