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5 Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) This observation is one of many made by birder expert (and former Columbia [SC] Audubon society president) Dr. Caroline Eastman on the Bluff Trail at Congaree National Park as part of the 2016 BioBlitz. Observations were made between 10 am and 12 pm on 5/21/2016. All birds expected and verified on Congaree NP bird list. No photos were made, but staff at Congaree National Park and the NPS Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center fully defer to Dr. Eastman's IDs.
Baeolophus is a genus of bird, commonly known as titmice in the Paridae family, all of which are native to North America. In the past, most authorities retained Baeolophus as a subgenus within the genus Parus, but treatment as a distinct genus, initiated by the American Ornithologists Union, is now widely accepted.