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Tufted Titmouse

Baeolophus bicolor

Description:

Tufted Titmouse: The largest titmouse, it has gray upper-parts, pale gray under-parts, rust-brown flanks. Head has dark gray cap and crest, pale gray face, and white eye-ring. Bill is black. Wings and tail are gray. Legs and feet are gray. Most spend their entire lives not far from their birthplace.

Habitat:

Tufted Titmouse: Breeds from eastern Nebraska, southern Michigan, and Maine south to Texas, the Gulf Coast, and central Florida. Preferred habitats include swampy or moist woodlands, and urban shade trees.

Notes:

In Cherokee legend, they are regarded as messengers.

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ArlenCooke
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ArlenCooke

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2011
Submitted on Aug 10, 2011

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