Black-capped Chickadee

(Poecile atricapillus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Black-capped Chickadee

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to abundant year-round resident

Habitat

Deciduous and mixed forests, woodland edges, willow thickets, cottonwood groves, urban parks, backyards with bird feeders

Size

5¾ to 6¾ in length

8 wingspan

 

Identification

 

 
Voice

Courtship: Slow, whistled fee-bee

Flocking: Quick, whistled chick-a followed by a buzzy dee-dee-dee

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Paridae (chickadees and titmice)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Appalachian black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus practicus)

Columbian black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus fortuitus)

eastern black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus atricapillus)

long-tailed chickadee (Poecile atricapillus septentrionalis)

Newfoundland black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus bartletti)

Oregon chickadee (Poecile atricapillus occidentalis)

pallid black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus nevadensis)

Rocky Mountain black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus garrinus)

Yukon black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus turneri)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Mar 17, 2013

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) perched on Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) branch, Gagnon Wildlife Habitat, Pottersville, Somerset, Massachusetts, Sunday midday, March 17, 2013, 12:20 PM - Canon PowerShot SX260 HS MVI_28030; 23 sec.

 
     
  Black-capped Chickadee [HD] - SONY HDR AX2000 Wow!
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Black-capped Chickadee [HD] - SONY HDR AX2000. I love these little birds, a few years ago while walking in the same area a chikadee landed on my hand. The Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a small, common songbird, a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is the state bird of both Maine and Massachusetts, and the provincial bird of in Canada.

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  Panasonic DMC-FZ200 - Mésange à tête noire - Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
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Published on Nov 11, 2012

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Mésange à tête noire, ( Chickadee ) ,Boisé-des-Douze, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec

La Mésange à tête noire (Poecile atricapillus) est une espèce de passereau de la famille des paridés. C'est la plus commune des mésanges d'Amérique.

The Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a small, North American songbird.

 
     
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Transcript: "This cute, little bird is the black-capped chickadee. It is found in Canada, Alaska and the northern United States and is the state bird of Maine and Massachusetts.

It is generally a permanent resident of this cooler climate and has adapted well. On cold winter nights, these birds reduce their body temperatures by 10 to 12 degrees Celsius to conserve energy.

In the summer, they feed on insects, but in the winter they ADAPT their diet to seeds and berries.

The chickadee is named after its familiar call which is a complex song used to communicate threats from predators and to coordinate movement amongst the group.

It is closely related to the Carolina chickadee its southern cousin - and is virtually indistinguishable. The only way to tell them apart is to listen to the difference in their songs.

If you want to attract chickadees to your bird feeder black oil sunflower seed should do the trick."

 
     
  Black-Capped Chickadee Calls and Sounds - Fee Bee Call, Chicka Dee Dee Dee Call and a couple others
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An amiable sight to behold at winter backyard feeders, chickadees are a delight to watch as they fly with their happy, bouncy flight back and forth to feeders collecting seeds to eat elsewhere or to hoard away for later feeding. But most delightful of all is hearing their "dee dee dee" call, in the quiet and desolate feeling dead of winter their call stands out and begs to be heard, like a song of promise for bright sunny days to come.

 
     

 

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