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Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus


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. The male and female both look alike, but the male is generally bigger then the female.


Found in old growth forest. Some of the trees in the area include; Wild Cherry, Crab Apple, Ash, Elm, Basswood, Maple, Poplar, Spruce, Aak and Shagbark Hickory.


Photographed in my front yard ( heavily wooded)

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Joseph R. Godreau
Joseph R. Godreau 7 years ago

Great job.

InêsVeloso 8 years ago

such beautiful pictures!

FrancescaTilotta 11 years ago

Great photo!!!

williefromwi 11 years ago

Thanks all, for the wonderful comments, although these are not the most colorful birds, they are one of my favorite birds, because of their personality. When I am out in the woods and just sitting still it is not unusual for one to land near or even on me. Last week I was blessed to have several land in my hand and take seed from it. I was in an area, I had not been to in 3 or 4 years, yet these cute little birds took no thought about landing on, and eating from my hand.

Voddy 11 years ago

You must have a really nice camera, good job! also you should see some of my bird spottings as well :)

nexttogone 11 years ago

Beautiful series willie! These birds don't sit still for very long.

williefromwi 11 years ago

Thank you so very much Harsuame.

rutasandinas 11 years ago

Bellas series::

williefromwi 11 years ago

Thanks Yasser, Team Brinez 1, SunnyJosef, Uday, Maria, and JillBlack for your kind words

Yasser 11 years ago

I really love these birds. Great shots!

Voddy 11 years ago

Small bird with big beauty ! :)

sunnyjosef 11 years ago

Beautiful bird and lovely photos

Uday 11 years ago

lovely series!

MariaPomsaharova 11 years ago

beautiful series!

JillBlack 11 years ago

Nice photo series

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Sep 24, 2012
Submitted on Sep 25, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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