Tufted Titmouse

Physical Traits

 This small gray-crested bird has large dark eyes with a white breast. They are closely related to the chickadee, and his sound is "Peter! Peter! Peter!"


This titmouse has a bowl shaped nest of plant fibers and feathers. They will nest in a hole in a rotten tree or in a nest box. They live in forests, thickets and visits suburban feeders. They like seeds, berries and nuts. Commonly found in pairs or family groups.

Recommended Feeders

Feeder Tips

Titmice are sure-footed and need no perches. We recommend a feeder with openings large enough for the titmouse's beak. Hang your feeder in or near a tree, and use a squirrel guard, because sunflower seeds and nuts are squirrels' favorites, too.

States and Regions Found

Southeastern Canada, eastern United States and northeastern Mexico