Bird Species of the World's Boreal Forests


Parus bicolor
Tufted Titmouse


Distinguishing Features - Large crested chickadee, 16.5 cm long; colouration: upperparts, plain slate grey; forehead, blackish; underparts, whitish; sides, rusty; bill, stout, black.

Tufted Titmouse Habitat

Permanent resident of southern Ontario, southern Wisconsin, east to New England; deciduous and mixed woodlands; rural residential.


Primarily insects, seeds and berries.


The Tufted Titmouse's call is a hoarse dee dee dee repeated several times.

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