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Black-capped Chicadee

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

Habitat:

Found in Iron River, MI in a rather wooded area on the outskirts of this northern Michigan town.

Notes:

Some of these cute little birds landed in my hand and then proceeded to eat seed from my hand before I set up to capture some photos of them. These birds are widely known for their lack of fear to humans. I had not been to this area in 3 or 4 years and these birds were not being fed this way, yet they took only minutes to warm up to me and eat from my hand.

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1 Comment

RubyPrakash
RubyPrakash 7 years ago

cute

williefromwi
Spotted by
williefromwi

Iron River, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Nov 16, 2012
Submitted on Nov 22, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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