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.
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.
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.
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.
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 FEEDERS, CAGED FEEDERS, WINDOW FEEDERS, or ELECTRIC FEEDERS.
Any size, shape, or style that is designed for mealworms.
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 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.