tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.5-5.5 inches
Pale gray upperparts
Birds from central and southern Texas (formerly a separate species, black-crested titmouse) have black crests and pale foreheads
Often found in small flocks
The tufted titmouse is similar to the plain titmouse but has rusty
flanks and a black forehead (or crest).
Migration Status: Permanent resident
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Cavity
Clutch Size: 4-8
Length of Incubation: 13-14 days
Days to Fledge: 15-18
Number of Broods: 1, 2 in south
Diet: Mostly insects; lesser quantities of nuts seeds fruit
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May C
Su - Summer: June, July, August C
Fall: September, October, November C
Winter: December, January, February C
Crooked Run Valley