#381 Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)

21 March 2021

Not a common bird in the area but one that does occur in town gardens every now and again. Commoner further south. They can also be seen around open woody areas elsewhere on the West Island. Superficially look like Dark-eyed Juncos and their calls have similarities with Chickadees, to which they are related, but the tuft on the head gives them away. Look for Tufted Titmice flitting through the outer branches of tree canopies in deciduous woods, parks, and backyards. A quiet walk through woodlands may turn up the twittering of a mixed-species foraging flock, and you could find titmice in attendance. You’ll often hear the high, whistled peter-peter-peter song well before you see the bird.

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