Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tufted Titmouse - tuftless

The Tufted Titmouse gets its common name from its "tuft" - or crest, which is prominently displayed on this exited bird.


But often it keeps its crest lowered, or, as in the following photo, has no tuft. It looks like it has just come from a mad barber who administered a buzz-cut, but more likely it is in mid-molt ...


Good birding!

5 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the Titmouse, Chris!

Kerri Farley said...

Really great shots of the Titmouse!!

MaineBirder said...

Fantastic captures Chris!

Karen said...

Been trying to catch a photo of this bird at our feeder for an hour. Finally googled tufted titmouse with no tuft. Bingo! Thanks for photo and info about mid molt

Unknown said...

Have one in a bluebird house with eggs. Couldn't figure out what it was because no tuft. Thanks.

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