Baeolophus bicolor

Common Names: Tufted titmouse
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Chickadees & Titmice

The tufted titmouse has gray upper-parts and white underparts with a white face, a gray crest, a dark forehead and a short stout bill; they have rust-colored flanks. 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.

The habitat is deciduous and mixed woods as well as gardens, parks and shrubland. 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.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.