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The name titmouse comes from the 14th century, Old English name for bird, mase, and tit, denoting something small. The spelling became mouse in the 16th century. The American Ornithologists' Union split the Plain Titmouse into the Oak Titmouse and the Juniper Titmouse in 1996, due to distinct differences in song, preferred habitat, and genetic makeup. Oak titmice are drab but perky, with a small tuft or crest, usually seen in pairs in all seasons. They are adaptable birds, with a mixed diet including seeds and insects. Titmice will live around human habitation and come readily to bird feeders for nuts or seed.
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