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Tufted Titmouse

The darker area of the map shows the Tufted Titmouse nesting range.  The Tufted Titmouse has one brood a year and can have a clutch size between 3 - 9 eggs.  The eggs are a white to a creamy white and spotted with a chestnut-red, brown, purple or lilac color.  The incubation period is 12 - 14 days and the nestling period is 15 - 16 days.  Their diet consists of insects and seeds, with insects making up 2/3 of there diet.  Caterpillars being their most important, but they will also eat wasps, bees, beetles, and many more.

FEED

If you want to attract the Tufted Titmouse to your yard by feeding them, listed below are some of the food options these birds prefer.

Peanuts

Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

 

Suet

Peanut Hearts

Peanut Hearts

Live Mealworms

Live Meal Worms

Dried Mealworms

Dried Meal Worms

 Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Nyjer

Nyjer

Safflower

Safflower

FEEDERS

To attract the Tufted Titmouse to your yard; listed below, are the types of feeders they prefer to use.  The pictures below, are some examples of each category.

 

PLATFORM FEEDERS

Any size, style or shape of platform feeder can be used. Platform feeders are also known as tray feeders or fly thru feeders. These feeders are versatile, since most of the feed mentioned above can be placed in them. Platform Feeders can also be WINDOW FEEDERS.

Platform Feeder

 

TUBE FEEDERS

Any size, shape, or style of tube feeder can be used, designed to hold one or a variety of the following: peanuts, sunflower seeds, nyjer or safflower.  Tube Feeders can also be MESH FEEDERSCAGED FEEDERS,  WINDOW FEEDERS, or ELECTRIC FEEDERS.

Tube FeederTube Feeders

 

HOPPER FEEDERS

Any size, shape or style can be used, holding any of the following: peanuts, sunflower seeds, or nyjer. Hopper feeders can also be  GAZEBO FEEDERS, COMBINATION FEEDERS, and WINDOW FEEDERS

 

SUET FEEDERS 

The suet feeder can be any size, style or shape. Suet Feeders can also be a COMBINATION FEEDER OR CAGED FEEDERS.

Suet Feeder

 

MEALWORM FEEDERS

Any size, shape, or style that is designed for mealworms.

Mealworm FeederMealworm Feeder

 

BIRDHOUSES

Any style, shape and size will work if the interior dimensions are closely related to a 4" x 4" floor to a 5.5" x 5.5" floor.  Interior height between 8"-12".   An entrance hole that is 1 1/4" in diameter that is 6" to 10" above the floor.  Your bird house can be place 5' to 15' high, with the entrance hole facing in any direction away from the most common wind direction.  If you plan to place more than one nest box for the Tufted Titmouse, place your nest boxes approximately 580' apart to avoid territorial denomination. 

Listed below are some examples of birdhouse, the Tufted Titmouse may use.

Bird HouseStone Bird HouseTufted Titmouse Birdhouses

NOTE:

Bird house dimensions for the Tufted Titmouse are closely related to Wrens, Chickadees, and Nuthatches. When placing out a birdhouse for the Titmouse, you may end up getting one of these other birds instead.


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