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Black-capped Chicadee

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


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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RubyPrakash 7 years ago


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Iron River, Michigan, USA

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

Spotted for Mission

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