Tufted Titmouse

Scientific name: Baeolophus bicolor

A year-round resident of eastern forests, the Tufted Titmouse is common and familiar for its ready acceptance of bird feeders and nest boxes. The Tufted Titmouse often joins mixed species foraging flocks in the winter and will quickly investigate owl calls or mobs of other songbirds.

Some breeding pairs of Tufted Titmice have helpers to assist in feeding the young. These are often the young from a previous brood. While a typical lifespan for a Tufted Titmouse is about two years, some have lived as long as 13 years.