Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor)

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© Andrea Petersen
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Thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy
habitation...Job 5:24

On March 17th, 2009, a Tufted Titmouse came to our feeder for the first time but if it has returned, we have not seen it...

I am glad that I shot more than one picture of it when it made its rare appearance and I decided to combine two pictures which I stitched together in a diptych.for this page.

A picture I posted in 2009 of the Titmouse and the story I wrote about it, is at the following link..


Here is a description of the Tufted Titmous found in my North American, Wildlife book from Reader's Digest:

Length 5 ½-6 inches

What to look for: gray with buffy flanks; gray crest (black in Texas). Habitat: deciduous forests, cypress swamps, pine woods, wooded bottom lands, orchards, suburbs.

Long regarded as a southern species, the Tufted Titmouse has been spreading northward in recent years. Now these tame, confiding birds are familiar visitors at feeders from Michigan to New England. Their ringing song varies; usually it is a rapid two note whistle--pe-ter, pe-ter. Titmice are relatives of the chickadees, and this species has a number of chicadeelike calls. In the West, the Plain Titmouse (Parus inornatus), which lacks the buffy flanks of the Tufted actually does call tsick-a-dee-dee.

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Jan 2012):

    Well done, Andrea! We have lots of these little guys coming to our feeders.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (5 Jan 2012):

    They are so pretty, and you did an excellent stitching job! I do not seen or heard these birds here, but I might just be missing them when I am not looking.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (5 Jan 2012):

    It really looks like two of them here! It's so exciting to get captures of those rarely seen birds.. I love this!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (6 Jan 2012):

    Lovely job great to see them

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (7 Jan 2012):

    Two great shots of this sweet little bird! A great stitch too.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Jan 2012):

    sweeeeet shot!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    Such adorable visitors you have!

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