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Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Poecile rufescens

Description:

With their white cheeks and dark caps and throats,Chestnut-backed Chickadees look much like Black-capped Chickadees. However the caps of Chestnut-backs are brown rather than black, and their backs, shoulders, and sides are a deep chestnut color. They are also slightly smaller than Black-capped Chickadees. Males, females, and juveniles share similar plumage. (birdweb)

Habitat:

Spotted in backyard with plenty of trees and thickets. Chestnut-backed Chickadees favor dense, moist, coniferous forests. They can be found from the lowlands up to the tree line, wherever there is a wet, closed-canopy forest.

Notes:

Insects, spiders, conifer seeds, and berries make up most of these omnivores' diets. They also readily eat suet and birdseed supplied by humans.

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Federal Way, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.31, Long: -122.32

Spotted on Apr 29, 2018
Submitted on Dec 1, 2018

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