• Peak Breeding Activity: March-May
• Incubation: 17 days
• Clutch Size: 5-6 eggs
• Young Fledge: 17-18 days after hatching
• Typical Foods: insects, nuts, seeds, and fruit
This gray bird has conspicuous black eyes, a prominent crest and rust-colored sides.
Habitat and Habits
The titmouse can be seen in forests, woodlots, parks, and neighborhoods with ample tree cover. Their loud, whistled peter-peter-peter song is a characteristic sound of Ohio forests.
Reproduction and Care of the Young
Five to six brown-spotted white eggs are laid in a tree cavity or nesting box stuffed with leaves and moss. Both parents, and occasionally nest helpers, feed the young.