French: Mésange bicolore German: Grauhäubchenmeise Spanish: Herrerillo bicolor
South Carolina, USA
Extreme SE Canada (S Ontario) and E USA (SE Minnesota E to S Maine, S to C & E Texas and S Florida).
11·5–14 cm; 17·5–26·1 g. Large, short-crested and fairly long-tailed grey tit. Has forehead to upper lores black, occasionally tinged rust-... read more
Fairly noisy; calls include loud, whistled “see-toit” and “seeja-wer” or... read more
Lowland, mature deciduous and mixed woods, including white oak (Quercus alba), hickory (... read more
Food and feeding
Diet chiefly small invertebrates and larvae, principally weevils and other beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), ants, bees, wasps and... read more
Season late Mar to mid-Jun; occasionally two broods. Monogamous, pairs for life; single helpers noted as assisting with feeding of young at... read more
Resident; some short-distance movements. Evidence from ringing shows that very few move more than... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common to locally common or locally scarce; rare to scarce in small Canadian part of range (S Ontario). Range expanded slowly N in 20th... read more
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