from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several small plump North American birds of the genus Parus, having predominantly gray plumage and a dark-crowned head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small passerine bird (songbird) of the genus Parus or the family Paridae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small bird, the blackcap titmouse (Parus atricapillus), of North America; -- named from its note.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The popular name of the American black-capped titmouse, Parus atricapillus, and related species.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various small grey-and-black songbirds of North America


Imitative of its call.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
onomatopoeia (Wiktionary)



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  • Gorgeous photo. Washington DC or State?

    January 24, 2008

  • Beautiful, SoG! A very talented friend indeed.

    You'll be visiting the States?? You'd better wear your Groucho disguise or we'll come looking for you. ;-)

    January 24, 2008

  • Here's a picture of one from my friend Kim---one of the best bird photographers on Flickr. I'm meeting her in Washington in April.

    January 23, 2008