Baeolophus bicolor: Tufted titmouse

The tufted titmouse [Baeolophus bicolor] is a small songbird from North America, a species in the tit and chickadee family, Paridae. The habitat is deciduous and mixed woods as well as gardens, parks and shrubland in the eastern United States. They are all-year residents in the area effectively circumscribed by the Great Plains, the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

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They forage actively on branches, sometimes on the ground, mainly eating insects, especially caterpillars, but also seeds, nuts and berries. They will store food for later use. They tend to be curious about their human neighbors and can sometimes be spotted on window ledges peering into the windows to watch what’s going on inside. They are more shy when seen at bird feeders; their normal pattern there is to scout the feeder from the cover of trees or bushes, fly to the feeder, take a seed, and fly back to cover to eat it.

Photo: Chamblee, GA, USA [20150915]

Source: Wikipedia

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