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Oak Titmouse

Baeolophus inornatus

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The tufted head of this grey little bird is the easiest clue to its identity.  Otherwise, its high rapid song in the Spring, and its chickadee-like call high in the oaks are the easiest ways to detect its presence all through campus. This cavity-nester can nest in anything from an oak tree to a hollow old cement block—see the Breeding Birds page for videos of a parent flying into a small rock to feed begging nestlings, as well as a fledgling in a sapling!


The titmouse in the video to the left just had a bath in the creek.

Video Credit: Henry Zylstra Trail Cam

Audio Credit: Amanda Sparkman

Photo Credit: Henry Zylstra

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