Oak Titmouse

Baeolophus inornatus

Summary 4

The Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) are small, gray songbirds that have a tufted head. Males and females are identical in appearance.

To hear examples of oak titmouse calls go here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Oak_Titmouse/sounds

Where on Campus? 5

Oak Titmice are more commonly heard than seen on campus. There are several in the Adobe Creek corridor along parking lot 7, several in the central portion of campus near the breezeway between the upper and lower campus and they are likely found in the other oak patches around the campus.

Habitat 5

Prefers Oak woodland, but also found in suburban neighborhoods and parks.

Life History 5

Nesting Cavity nesters. The Oak titmouse is monogamous for life and the pair will defend their territory against other pairs. They produce one to two broods/year of 3-9 altricial chicks

Feeding The oak titmouse eats a wide variety of seeds, insects and other invertebrates.

Distribution 5

Southern Oregon to Baja California, Mexico

Migration 5


Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Doug Greenberg, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.flickr.com/photos/25397257@N00/371282239
  2. (c) David A. Hofmann, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/23326361@N04/5783834691/
  3. (c) Alan Vernon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanvernon/7168375100/
  4. Adapted by gillian360 from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baeolophus_inornatus
  5. (c) gillian360, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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