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Oak Titmouse

Baeolophus inornatus


Formerly lumped with the Juniper Titmouse as the species known appropriately as Plain Titmouse, the Oak Titmouse is small drab bird whose small head tuft is nearly its only field mark.


riparian, mixed oak woodland


Cool Facts •The Oak Titmouse sleeps in cavities or in dense foliage. When roosting in foliage, the titmouse chooses a twig surrounded by dense foliage or an accumulation of dead pine needles, simulating a roost in a cavity. •The Oak Titmouse mates for life, and pairs defend year-round territories. Most titmice find a mate in their first fall. Those that do not are excluded from territories and must live in marginal habitat until they find a vacancy. •The Oak Titmouse, unlike other members of the family, does not form flocks in winter.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

They are very cute!

DonnaPomeroy 10 years ago

These birds really are just as cute as they look. They are loud and feisty and just plain fun to watch!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

These are for real! i have seen so many in oak trees!They live up to their name of " Oak Tit mouse"

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

nice spot!

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Hayward, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 2, 2012

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