Jeff Wendorff's photography portfolio of titmice in the family, Paridae.

Titmouse Wiki
The titmice are in the family, Paridae, a large family of small passerine birds which occur mainly in the Northern Hemisphere and Africa.

While commonly referred to as "tits" throughout much of the English-speaking world, these birds are called either "chickadees" (onomatopoeic, derived from their distinctive "chick-a dee dee dee" alarm call) or "titmice" in North America.

Titmice are mainly small, stocky, woodland species with short, stout bills. Some have crests. They are adaptable birds, with a mixed diet including seeds and insects. Many species live around human habitation and come readily to bird feeders for nuts or seed, and learn to take other foods.

The tits are a widespread family of birds, occurring over most of Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. The genus Poecile occurs from Europe through Asia into North America, as far south as southern Mexico. American species in this genus are known as chickadees.

Titmouse Photography Portfolio Includes these Species
Black-crested Titmouse, Baeolophus atricristatus
Bridled Titmouse, Baeolophus wollweberi
Great Tit, Parus major
Oak Titmouse, Baeolophus inornatus
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
White-bellied Tit, Melaniparus albiventris


Collective Noun - Titmice
A dissimulation is one of the collective nouns for titmice, and it means to hide one's feelings. I really can't see how that works with birds that are as noisy as these birds. The other collective noun is a banditry. Perhaps this is because they are adept at raiding your bird feeders. Now, of course, there also the somewhat sophomoric collective nouns like a bra or corset of tits.

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Black-crested Titmouse, Baeolophus atricristatus. Also, Mexican TitmouseBlack-crested Titmouse, Baeolophus atricristatus. Also Mexican Titmouse.Black-crested Titmouse, Baeolophus atricristatus. Also Mexican Titmouse.Black-crested Titmouse, Baeolophus atricristatus. Also, Mexican TitmouseBlack-crested Titmouse, Baeolophus atricristatus. Also, Mexican TitmouseBrideled Titmouse  in ArizonaBrideled Titmouse  perched in ArizonaBrideled Titmouse sounding an alarmGreat Tit, Parus majorGreat Tit, Parus majorOak Ttimouse in OregonTufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolorWhite-bellied Tit feeding in an acacia - KenyaWhite-bellied Tit in Kenya