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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 4 years ago

Great job.

InêsVeloso 4 years ago

such beautiful pictures!

FrancescaTilotta 7 years ago

Great photo!!!

williefromwi 7 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 7 years ago

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

nexttogone 7 years ago

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

williefromwi 7 years ago

Thank you so very much Harsuame.

harsuame 7 years ago

Bellas series::

williefromwi 7 years ago

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

Yasser 7 years ago

I really love these birds. Great shots!

Voddy 7 years ago

Small bird with big beauty ! :)

sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Beautiful bird and lovely photos

Uday 7 years ago

lovely series!

MariaPomsaharova 7 years ago

beautiful series!

JillBlack 7 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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