Tufted Titmouse Rules the Roost (IMAGE) Florida Museum of Natural History Caption Mixed flocks feature a "leader" species, which in North Florida is the tufted titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor. While it can be a bossy blabbermouth, the titmouse also plays an important role in keeping the flock safe by sounding the alarm if a predator approaches. Credit Mitchell Walters Usage Restrictions Please credit Mitch Walters. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.