The Bird Crested Titmouse is an attractive medium-sized bird, the male being up to six inches in length and the female only two inches. A bright yellow breast shows where the bird's crest would be and a narrow neck with a pointed crest is where they beat their wings. The tail is long and dangle like a dried fruit that they pull back by force. They have small black eyes and a short, stubby beak. Their song is a soft, twangy kind of croaking.
This lovely little bird has a long life span. They are somewhat slow moving, but are good parents and easily get along with other types of birds. They also are good climbers and can glide gracefully over brush. They like to feed on the foliage near the breeding area in late spring and early summer. When they have already occupied most of the area, they will go back to their bird feeder or roosting tree.
There is some controversy as to how common the Bird Crested Titmouse really is. Over 40 varieties exist in the United States. Many have disappeared from certain areas due to loss of habitat or becoming too dominant in their local areas. When breeding birds, they will take over the other species of the area. They will dominate the birds' food sources and eventually become too powerful for smaller birds to control. When this happens, there are usually extenuating circumstances that must be handled by trained avian professionals.
One of the favored food sources for this beautiful bird is acorns. Small ones will eat a whole shake or two but larger birds will eat whole acorns. You may notice them eating a lot of soapstone. If you place a cricket on top of the acorn it will scare the bird and they will drop it off. This is how they obtain the scent from so many different kinds of trees.
They are quite reluctant to land on human food. When hand feeding birds, it is important to use only fresh human foods. In general, they like corn, lettuce, and cantaloupe. A dish with one-half cup of vinegar per four cups of dry food is a good choice. Other bird foods to avoid include suet, sweet potatoes, bananas, grapefruit, and avocados.
This breed will nest near water. Logs and dead leaves are great nesting places. They will build a house, even if it is very small, to give them a place to live. In addition, they will build multiple nest boxes if they are raised in a neighborhood. When you are hand feeding birds, make sure you give them enough room to move around.
They are social creatures that enjoy being in large flocks. The best time for watching them in a flock is sunrise and sunset. This is when they are the most active and ready to fly about. If you hang bird feeders or attract them during this time, you will find that they are happy and healthy. They will also be eager to come back to your feeder again.
Bird Crested ducks prefer open, flighty areas where there is plenty of food. They do not do well in confined spaces or food limited areas. This species also does not do well in areas where predators are a problem. If you are looking for these types of birds, it is important to take an adequate amount of food supply with you. This will ensure that the birds have everything they need to survive.
A bird's nest is its home, so it is important that you find one that is strong and will not break or fall prey to predator animals. You can purchase bird nests from your local pet store or you can build your own. If you choose to build your own, remember to include at least one per nesting site. These nests are made from soft materials like grass or branches and will not withstand much weathering. The birds will be happy with a sturdy bird house, but they will not use it if there are no other options available.
Unlike most birds, the bird's crested back does not point into the sky. They use their wings to support their bodies. On their backs they have short flights of feathers. They use their wings to move quickly to get from one place to another. If you are having trouble seeing them, there is usually an ample supply of food nearby or a good bird feeder nearby.
If you have never seen these kinds of birds before, it might be best to learn more about them before you introduce your own species to your home. In order to help you gain knowledge of how these birds live and their daily routine, you can consult with someone who is more knowledgeable than you. Or, buy a book and read it. By educating yourself about the bird's daily routine and where to find food you will be ready to make the introduction much easier. If you need additional information on this bird, do a little research online and you should be able to find the information that you need.