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.
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