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Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

Description:

The Black-capped Chickadee has a black cap and bib with white sides to the face. Its underparts are white with rusty brown on the flanks. Its back is gray and the tail is normally slate-gray. This bird has a short dark bill of 8–9.5 mm (0.31–0.37 in), short rounded wings 63.5–67.5 mm (2.50–2.66 in), a moderately-sized tarsus of 16–17 cm (6.3–6.7 in) and a long tail at 58–63 mm (2.3–2.5 in).[3] Total body length is 12–15 cm (4.7–5.9 in), wingspan is 16–21 cm (6.3–8.3 in) and body mass is 9–14 g (0.32–0.49 oz).[4] Sexes look alike, but males are slightly larger and longer than females

Habitat:

Its preferred habitat is deciduous woods or mixed (deciduous/coniferous) woods. It is also found in open woods, parks, and suburban areas

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JuneMita
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JuneMita

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Sep 2, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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