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Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse)

Synonyms: Baeolophus bicolor bicolor; Parus bicolor

Wikipedia Abstract

The tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is a small songbird from North America, a species in the tit and chickadee family (Paridae). The black-crested titmouse, found from central and southern Texas southwards, was included as a subspecies but is now considered a separate species B. atricristatus. These birds have grey upperparts and white underparts with a white face, a grey crest, a dark forehead and a short stout bill; they have rufous-coloured flanks. The song is usually described as a whistled peter-peter-peter. They make a variety of different sounds, most having a similar tone quality.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.58419
EDGE Score: 1.88467


Adult Weight [1]  21 grams
Birth Weight [3]  1.9 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Temperate eastern forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Temperate eastern forests
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  60 %
Diet - Seeds [4]  40 %
Forages - Canopy [4]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [4]  40 %
Forages - Understory [4]  20 %
Forages - Ground [4]  20 %
Clutch Size [6]  6
Clutches / Year [5]  1
Fledging [1]  18 days
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  11,000,000
Incubation [5]  13 days
Mating System [3]  Monogamy
Maximum Longevity [5]  13 years
Female Maturity [5]  1 year
Male Maturity [5]  1 year


Protected Areas

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Habitat Vegetation Classification

Name Location  Website 
Interior Highlands Shortleaf Pine - Black Oak Forest United States (Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma)
Interior Low Plateau Beech - Maple Forest United States (Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri)

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Buteo platypterus (Broad-winged Hawk)[9]
Otus asio (Eastern Screech-Owl)[9]
Strix varia (Barred Owl)[7]


Range Map

External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
8Characteristics of Some Fruiting Plant Species in Northwest Arkansas, and the Avian Assemblages that Feed on Them, John W. Prather, Kimberly G. Smith, Michael A. Mlodinow, Cecilia M. Riley, Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science,Vol. 54, 2000, pp. 103-108
9Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0