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Black-Crested Titmouse

Black-Crested TitmouseBlack-Crested Titmouse map
The Black-Crested Titmouse is found in the shaded area of the map all year round.  Their diet consist of insects and seeds.  
The clutch size is from 4 - 9 eggs that are white to pinkish-white with reddish brown speckles.  The texture of the eggs can feel smooth.

FEED

If you want to attract the Black-Crested Titmouse to your yard, listed below are some of the food options these birds prefer.

 Peanuts

Peanuts

 

Black oil sunflower

Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

Suet

Suet

 

Peanut Hearts

Peanut Hearts

Mealworms

Mealworm

 

Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Safflower

Safflower

 

 

FEEDERS

To attract Black-Crested Titmouse to your yard using feeders, listed below are the type of feeders they prefer to use.  The pictures below, are some examples of each category.

PLATFORM FEEDERS

Any size, style and shape can be used.  All the food mentioned above can be placed on a platform feeder.  Also known as tray feeders and fly thru feeders.

Platform FeederMounted Platform Feeder

TUBE FEEDERS

Any size, shape and style of tube feeder, designed to hold one or a variety of the following; peanuts, sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, or safflower

Tube FeederWindow Tube Feeder

HOPPER FEEDERS

Any style, shape or size of hopper feeder, holding any of the following; peanuts, sunflower seeds, peanut hearts or safflower

 

Hopper FeederMounted Hopper Feeder

SUET FEEDERS

Any style, shape or size of suet feeders, both combination feeders of suet and bird seed, or just single suet feeders.

Combination Suet FeederSuet Feeder

 MEALWORM FEEDERS

Any size, shape or design that is meant for mealworms.

Mealworm FeederMealworm Feeder

BIRDHOUSES

Any size, shape or design with the interior dimensions of a 4" x 4" floor to a 5.5" x 5.5" floor.  Interior height of 8" to 12". Entrance hole 1.25" in diameter 6" to 10" above the floor.  Hang your house anywhere from 3' to 20'  with the entry hole facing any direction away from the most common wind direction.  If you plan to place more than one nest box for the Black-Crested Titmouse, space your nest boxes 600' apart to avoid territorial denomination.

Listed below are some examples of Black-Crested Titmouse birdhouses.

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